Year 12 student Joy Lai is a badminton superstar. Juggling a busy training schedule with her Year 12 studies, Joy is preparing for badminton’s annual event, the Sudirman Cup, on the Gold Coast in a couple of weeks. She hopes to use the event as a springboard to Commonwealth Games qualifications next year.
Joy has been playing badminton since she was six and is no stranger to major tournaments, competing in the Singapore Youth International in 2010, when she was 10, and then qualifying for four World Junior Championships. She has travelled the world playing badminton and we feel very proud to see her on the cover of the Heidelberg Leader this week doing what she loves so much. Read the full story here.
Photo by Steve Tanner for Leader Newspapers.