Credit: Badminton Europe
Gniezno is chosen for the European U17 Championships
Date: 2/28/2019 11:00 AM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
Badminton Europe is delighted to announce that the 2019 European U17 Championships will be hosted in Gniezno, Poland.

After a period of time with a site visit and final contractual negotiations, it is now confirmed that the event will be held at the same location as the Polish National Championships, at the GOSiR Gniezno Sports Hall.

The prestigious event will take place from 30 August to 7 September 2019, with the best of Europe’s young stars featuring.

Poland is the choice again

It will be the second time that the European U17 Championships is held in Poland, with the previous time being in 2016 in Lubin.

Gniezno is a city in central-western Poland with a population of nearly 69,000 people and is just 45 kilometres from Poznan, which will be the official airport for the event.

The hall, which is used for a variety of sports including basketball, has a capacity of 1,500 people and can fit six courts.

Badminton Europe’s Events Manager, Tamara Geeraerts, said:

- We are delighted to work once again with the Polish Badminton Association for this major event. They are very experienced in organizing European Championships in general, Tamara Geeraerts said.

This year, the city of Gniezno will welcome the future of European badminton in a new venue. In Lubin, 33 teams competed in the team event and 38 countries with a total of 308 players participated in the individual event.

- We believe that even more players and countries will be present in Gniezno this year, and we look forward to welcoming everybody and make the event just as successful as 2016, Geeraerts added.
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