Paul Sealy is now at the helm of the Barbados Badminton Association (BBA).
During Thursday evening’s general elections held at the Barbados Olympic Association, Sealy went unopposed taking over the mantle from former president Shari Hope who served for two years.
Elius Fanus remains as vice-president while the other new executives of the BBA are treasurer Sandra Smith, Andrew Clarke is the secretary and his assistant will be Heather Sobers. The two floor members are Beverley Harding and Rodney Foster.
Thursday’s election came after the 2017 Junior National Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday at the Barbados Olympic Association.
Two athletes captured triple gold medals in their respective age group and were among the main highlights in this year’s competition.
Shae Martin remains the undisputed male competitor in the Under-19 age group having won triple gold last year and returned in 2017 to repeat that same performance by claiming another three gold medals in the singles, doubles with partner Keshem Moore and mixed doubles with teammate Amanda Haywood. Haywood won the Under-19 Girls singles and Krystal Clarke was named Most Outstanding Female in that category.
Also capturing triple gold was Dominick Scantlebury in the Under-15 Boys Division. Scantlebury, a student at Harrison College, won the singles, doubles with Kevon Bailey and mixed doubles playing with Fallon Miller. In fact Miller earned herself the President’s Award.
Kennie King of Christ Church Foundation was the most outstanding male performer in the Under-17 Division after winning the boys’ singles and doubles after joining forces with Shomari Smith. Aaron James-Godding also in the Under-17 Division received a special award for his attitude and dedication towards the sport.
Robin Sobers of Queen’s College won the girls Under-17 singles and teamed up with Fallon Miller for the doubles.
Harrison Smith was victorious in the Under-13 Boys singles and Eboni Atherley in the girls. Atherley then came together with Nathan King to clinch gold in the mixed doubles while Harrison Griffith and Joshua Valere won gold in boys’ doubles.