The second leg of the National Junior Circuit came to a close yesterday with Penang and Kuala Lumpur jointly emerging as the champions in Zone A with 6 gold medals each while Selangor became the champion in Zone B with 8 gold medals. At the Zone Sabah and Sarawak, both states had 8 gold medals each.
Selangor continued where it left off at the 1st Leg retaining the title as the overall champions with 8 gold medals being the winners with 10 gold medals in the first leg played in March. Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur improved their standings in the medal tally as they were the runner-up to Penang previously.
According to BAM’s Honorary Secretary, Ng Chin Chai, the National Junior Circuit is held mainly to scout for new talents and gives an opportunity for state players to represent the country in the national team.
“BAM coaches and officials are present at the circuits to observe and if there are outstanding players and those with great potentials, BAM will not hesitate to invite them for a selection trial to be absorbed into the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) or the National Back-up Squad,” said Chin Chai during the prize giving ceremony of the Zone B circuits in Putrajaya yesterday.
Those who have excelled well in these circuits will then compete with the junior players from BJSS at the National Junior Grand Prix Finals which will be held next month in Kuala Lumpur.