WestVic Academy of Sport: Cason Sports Badminton Program members Josh Gay and Daniel Hocking will this weekend compete at the Protech Victorian Junior State Titles.
Held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, Gay and Hocking will be competing for the title of Victorian Champion in their respective events.
Gay will compete in the 15/Under age group in the Boys Singles and Boys Doubles, and Hocking will compete in the 15/Under age group in the Boys Singles; Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Gay and Hocking will compete against each other in the Singles and Doubles competition; Gay pairing with Thomas Crothers in the Boys Doubles, and Hocking to compete alongside Thomas Webster and Temika Aimee Gay in the Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles respectively.
Earlier this year, Gay defeated Hocking to claim the Under 15 Singles and Doubles crown at the Ballarat Closed Championship. Gay won the final of the Boys singles, defeated Hocking.
As members of the WestVic Academy of Sport: Cason Sports Badminton Program, both athletes, along with their fellow squad members, gain access to weekly coaching from former Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives Rhonda Cator, Stuart Brehaut and Andrew Perks. Regular strength and conditioning coaching is provided to all athletes, as well as access to Nutritional information, Sports Psychology relevant to their sport, as well as biomechanical filming in order for them to view their stroke technique.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.