18-year old Luxol Badminton Club player Kyle Sciberras broke new ground in the local badminton circle when he won a 1-year badminton scholarship through the Malta Sports Scholarship Scheme. He left Malta for Odense in Denmark where he will be based in the Odense Badminton Academy. This is a milestone for Maltese badminton achieved thanks to Kyle’s resilience and support received from family and friends.
Kyle, a product of Msida Arrows B.C. and now an integral player of Luxol B.C., will have to go through a thorough programme of 6 hours training daily which will consist of footwork, technique, gym training and mental training. The training programme will be led by the Danish Head Coach Lennart Engler and his assistant Jakob Toft.
The Odense Badminton Academy produced such players as Victor Axelsen, who at 21 years is now ranked number 6 in the world, Raul Must of Estonia, ranked number 43, and Zuzana Pavelkova of the Czech Republic, now ranked 85.
Of this new experience Kyle had this to say before leaving for Denmark: “I am really looking forward to this year as it is going to be the first step hopefully leading me to my successful professional badminton career. Thanks to my determination, moral support from my family, girlfriend and friends, and financial support that the Malta Sports Scholarship Scheme has awarded me, the dream that has been boiling in me for the past years has now come true.”