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Spartan offers $1.2 million deal to JBA

BY RUDDY ALLEN

Saturday, April 05, 2014    

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THE Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) and Spartan Health Club have agreed to a sponsorship deal in the form of a one-year membership programme for the national players to train at the facility in preparations for major tournaments.

The deal, worth $ 1.2 million, was announced at a press conference at the Spartan Health Club in Kingston yesterday.

Steve Ming, a personal trainer at Spartan Health Club, said that Spartan has a history for supporting sports in general, and that the inclusion of badminton was never a problem.

"Spartan has a long history of supporting Jamaica's national sporting representatives dating back to the 1970s, and sporting legends like David Weller in cycling, Michael Holding in cricket, and Chen Wint in bodybuilding, and so it was easy for us to include the JBA in our programme.

"Spartan Health Club is pleased to provide the JBA's national team members access to our facilities for their strength and fitness training," the personal trainer noted.

He added: "We have also had a long and fruitful association with current President Robert Richards and we look forward to working closely with him and other officials and, of course, the athletes themselves to assist them in their quest for dominance on the regional, and ultimately, the world badminton stage."

Meanwhile, the JBA's President Robert Richards thanked the Spartan Health Club for its support in building badminton and hoped that the partnership will continue.

"This sponsorship comes at a very important time in our development, as our players will now have to travel and train harder in order to qualify for the tournaments that were a normal qualification course before, but has now joined the Olympics as a qualification process. This physical and strength training will definitely go a long way for our players to develop the skills, speed and strength to compete in tournaments and against top players in the world."

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