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2016

JUNIOR PLAYER(S) OF THE YEAR: Joy Lai (VIC)

- Represented Victoria at junior and senior levels

- Winner of 3 events at the Under 19 Nationals

- Australian National Women's Singles champion

- Australian representative at the Oceania Championships, Pan Pacific Championships and World Junior Championships

- Attained a top 10 World Junior Ranking in Women's Singles

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Lenny Permana (VIC)

- Volunteer coach for children from years 1-6 at Serpell Primary School twice a week 

- Training sessions are fun, challenging and skilful

- Provided additional weekend sessions in the lead up to school championships and have shown significant improvement

- Interest in badminton has grown immensely at the school as a result and the number of teams doubled

- Treasured for her enthusiasm, expertise and passion for badminton and for the time she devotes to the children