Victorians at the 2017 TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup



Leading the way for badminton in Australia, the state of Victoria has long been represented exceptionally well on a national and international stage. Which is why it comes as no surprise that the best of Victorian badminton players were selected for the Australian Team of the 2017 BWF TOTAL Sudirman Cup to be held at Gold Coast, Queensland this May 21 - 28.

If you plan on going up to the sunshine state to catch all the action, be sure you know the Victorians you would cheer for! Here's a little bit about the elite Victorian athletes competing in one of the world's most prestigious sports competitions in history:

MEN'S TEAM - Victorian Players


Matthew Chau

Age: 22

Plays: Right-handed

Affiliation: Badminton Academy of Victoria

Favourite Badminton Shot: Net Kill

Secret Talent: Buffet


Ashwant Gobinathan

Age: 23

Plays: Right-handed

Affiliation: Badminton Academy of Victoria

Favourite Badminton Shot: Powerful rear court clear winners

Secret Talent: Consuming high temperature foods hastily


Sawan Serasinghe

Age: 23

Plays: Left-handed

Affiliation: HP Badminton

Favourite Badminton Shot: Service

Secret Talent: Photography


Eric Vuong

Age: 21

Plays: Right-handed

Affiliation: Western Suburbs Badminton Association

Favourite Badminton Shot: Jump Smash

Secret Talent: Punctuality

WOMEN'S TEAM - Victorian Players


Joy Lai

Age: 18

Plays: Right-handed

Affiliation: Badminton Academy of Victoria

Favourite Badminton Shot: Net roll

Secret Talent: Looking like a pineapple


Gronya Somerville

Age: 21

Plays: Right-handed

Affiliation: Play Badminton

Favourite Badminton Shot: Deceptive drop

Secret Talent: Sleep laughing

To catch the Australian team in action, make sure you secure your official tickets here for the 2017 BWF TOTAL Sudirman Cup.

To view the full schedule of matches in the 2017 BWF TOTAL Sudirman Cup, visit the event website here.


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