IMPERIUMDAILY.COM-KUDUS- General Auditions of PB Djarum Badminton Scholarship 2019 will be held starting November 17 in five cities. Namely Bandung, Purwokerto, Surabaya, Greater Solo, and Kudus.
134 young athletes have successfully passed the audition final stage. The final stage was held on 20-22 November 2019 at GOR Djarum, Jati, Kudus, Central Java.
Although the whole series of auditions was held on the island of Java, young participants from the U-11 and U-13 age groups came from various regions in Indonesia. Starting from Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam to Papua.
PB Djarum Team Manager, Fung Permadi said, in the final general audition this time, the dominating performance was actually shown by participants from outside Java.
“Indeed, this year the general audition is only centered on Java. But both during the general audition and the final general audition, participants from outside of Java were able to steal our attention who monitored their matches,” Fung said, quoted by Republika, Thursday, 21 November 2019.
One of the participants who attracted the attention of PB Djarum’s audition team was Chelsea Marvelyn Istanto. Chelsea is from Merauke, Papua. She is known to have failed at the auditions held in Purwokerto, Surabaya and Solo.
However, this 12-year-old girl was not discouraged. An audition in the last city she followed, Kudus, led her to win the Super Ticket. The audition team
assesses that Chelsea has a special ability so she deserves a ticket to the final.
“I keep following the audition for PB Djarum because this is my last year, so I am willig to go to four cities even though the distance is very far from home,” Chelsea told Indosport.
Chelsea herself had never thought she could be chosen. She said, during this final audition, her parents would also be present to support her directly.
“Dad promised he said that if I get Super Ticket, I want to come here to support me,” added the girl who idolized Liliyana Natsir.
On the first day of the general audition final, Wednesday, November, 20 2019, participants will undergo two matches with a full games system based on age category.
The coaching team will continue to monitor every match. The development of the athletes since the first final match, will be taken into consideration to develop later after they qualify to become PB Djarum athletes.
After the final stage, participants will attend quarantine for one week, starting from 23 to 29 November 2019 at two GOR Djarum in Jati and Kaliputu.
The names of participants who qualify for the quarantine stage will be announced on the last day of the audition final, Friday, November 22, 2019. (lna yos)