The 6th edition of the championship will be held in 12 cities for age groups ranging from 7 – 17 years helping to create Badminton stars of tomorrow
India | August 22, 2022: PNB MetLife, one of India’s leading life insurers, today announced the launch of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship 2022 (JBC), to be held in 12 states across India under the banner of 12 State Badminton Associations. This marks the 6th edition of PNB MetLife’s sponsorship since it launched this successful sporting event in 2015 to build the sport for young talent.
On the launch of JBC 2022, P.V. Sindhu, two-time Olympic Medallist and brand ambassador of PNB MetLife, said, “PNB MetLife’s Junior Badminton Championship is a great platform for the young budding Badminton talent in India. I’m delighted to be associated with a brand that lays emphasis on harnessing the potential of young sports enthusiasts who are poised to become the Badminton stars of tomorrow.”
The 6th edition of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) will be conducted in 12 cities, including Mumbai, Bangalore, Surat, Lucknow, Ranchi, Indore, Chandigarh, Thrissur, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, and Delhi. All Badminton players and aspirants in these 12 cities between the ages of 7 and 17 are eligible to compete in PNB MetLife JBC 2022. The different categories include Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, and Under 17. The match format will be singles and each participant can play in a maximum of two categories, as long as the maximum age limit is upheld. The State Winners will be invited to New Delhi for an awards ceremony with P.V Sindhu, two-time Olympic Medallist and PNB MetLife Brand Ambassador and Ashish Srivastava, MD & CEO, PNB MetLife.
In marking the launch of this year’s championship, Mr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava, MD & CEO, PNB MetLife, said, “We could not be more excited to be back on the ground with the sixth edition of JBC, a unique platform for young badminton aspirants across the country that has evolved into one of the most sought-after annual sports events in the Indian Badminton fraternity. There is no doubt that physical fitness is as important to a person’s happiness as fiscal fitness, and we encourage everyone to aim for a healthy way of living.”
PNB MetLife launched the first Junior Badminton Championship in 2015 to promote the second-most prominent sport in India by giving young badminton players a platform to showcase their talent. This pioneering initiative has grown from four cities to 12, has hosted 23,000 matches over the past five years, and has earned the full-fledged support of the Badminton fraternity in India. Since 2019 it has brought in another layer of learning and development called ‘JBC Bootcamp’, which is hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/PNBMetLifeJBCBootcamp/featured, and showcases Badminton veterans and champions like P.V. Sindhu, U. Vimal Kimar ,Vijay Lancy, Anup Sridhar & many more, sharing their insights, tips and strategies to help the participants strengthen their game.
JBC 2022 Registration Details:
The registration process for JBC 2022 can be completed by calling +91 9319483219.
The complete tournament schedule:
|Sr No||Cities||Venue||Address||Tournament Dates|
|1||Mumbai (Maharastra)||Andheri Sports Complex||Sports Complex, JP Road, Near Azad Nagar Metro Station, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400058||22-25 Aug|
|2||Bangalore (Karnataka)||Yuve Champion Academy||75/8, Chokkanahalli Layout Thanisandra Main Road Behind RR Signature Apartments, Opposite Bharatiya City, , Bengaluru,560064||27-30 Aug|
|3||Surat(Gujarat)||Yash Tennis Badminton Academy||Magdala Circle, Hazira Road, Opp ONGC Toll Naka, Nr. TGB & Cityplus, Dumas Road, Surat 395007||03-06 Sep|
|4||Lucknow (U.P)||K.D Singh Stadium||Hazratganj, Lucknow, 226001||02-06 Sep|
|5||Ranchi (Jharkhand)||Khel Gaon||Mega Sports Complex, Khel Gaon, Ranchi, 834009||07-09S ep|
|6||Indore (M.P.)||Indore Badminton Club||214, Manglaya Sadak, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452010||12-15 Sep|
|7||Chandigarh||Chandigarh Badminton Association||Sector 38, west, Behind Citco Petrol Pump, Chandigarh||13-15Sep|
|8||Thrissur (Kerala)||VKN Menon Indoor Stadium||Vadakke Stand, Chembukkav, Thrissur, Kerala 680001||18-21Sep|
|9||Hyderabad (Telangana)||Chetan Anand Badminton Academy||104, Rd Number 44, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur,Hyderabad 500033||25-28 Sep|
|10||Jalandhar(Punjab)||Raizada Hansraj Badminton Stadium||8H9J+VV3, Jalandhar Cantt – Jandiala Rd, Civil Line, Jalandhar, Punjab 144006||02-04 Oct|
|11||Guhawati (Assam)||Kanaklata Indoor Stadium||Bhubneswar Barua Road, Near R. G. Barua Sports Complex, Gandhi Basti, Sarania Hills, Guwahati, Assam 781007||07-10 Oct|
|12||Delhi||IG Indoor Stadium||Indraprastha Estate, Grand Trunk Road, Near Raj Ghat, New Delhi 110002||09-12 Oct|