Photo: Mark Phelan – Badminton Europe
It’s a Centre of Excellence challenge this morning at the Latvia International which is being played in Jelgava. Matthew Abela will be up to play against CoE colleague Irish Jonathan Dolan. It’s going to be a very well participated competition with the organisers having to deal with 340 players from 40 different countries in the world!
Dolan is a well-known player in his home country and is now at the Centre of Excellence to further improve his abilities. Despite Dolan’s high level of badminton we are sure Matthew will give his best to challenge Dolan. Abela will be facing Dolan this morning at around 9:30.
Many of the Centre of Excellence players will be participating in this tournament and in the Lithuanian International next week. We augur Matthew Abela, all his CoE badminton buddies and all the participants the best of luck and a great experience in these tournaments.