El mundo unido por el deporte (The world united by sport)
For the first time in the history of Padel in Belgium, a National Juniors Team will participate to a World Padel Championships. The XI° World Juniors Padel Championships will be held in Malaga, Spain October 9-14 with qualifying October 6-8, and consist of two competitions:
– The « Team » Championships by Nations and
– The « Open » Championships by Nations.
The official categories are boys and girls under 18, under 16 and under 14.
Our national juniors team is composed of 22 boys ans girls, aged from 13 to 17 years old, coming from all over Belgium. Together with 12 other countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA) for a total of 359 pairs, they will all compete in Malaga, but also will enjoy a full week of friendships and healthy sport activities around the slogan « El mundo unido por el deporte » (The world united by sport). Considering also the promotional Tournaments of Under-20, Under-12 and Under-10, it will be more than 1000 boys and girls attending this event.
For Padel Belgium, it is a huge satisfaction to be able to present, for the first time, a team of boys and girls. This group of 22 juniors will be our ambassadors for one week. An opportunity for them to get experience competing against other nations, and also to share our belgian culture and spread positive messages worldwide. And we surely hope this will help us promote the sports value and the educational strenght of Padel among all clubs and coaches in Belgium.
For the past few months, our juniors have been preparing themselves for this event. This global project was really made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of coaches Nick Braet and Laurent Montoisy. Together, they have been leading this project with passion, gathering with the juniors, talking to the parents and of course practicing on the court. A major thanks to Nick Braet and Laurent Montoisy.
Padel Belgium also would like to thank all the coaches who are dedicating time to training our kids, to the parents for supporting their child in this great adventure, to the school for permitting this opportunity and of course to all our partners.
Our group will travel to Malaga with coaches Helena Wijckaert, Nick Braet and Guillaume Crasson. We wish them the very best.
For more information:
Draws and Results Open: https://www.setteo.com/torneos/world-junior-open-championshipsfjh/
Draws and Results Team: https://www.setteo.com/torneos/boys-u18/