Huskies badminton men’s doubles team finish second at CCAA National Championships
How sweet it is.
These words have taken on a new meaning for the Huskies badminton team after a splendid performance at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Badminton National Championships on March 7.
The George Brown College (GBC) Men’s Double team, Ross Golding and Ogyen Dorjee won silver in the CCAA finals, succuming to Sam Kim & Andy Ko from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.
This comes after a winning streak for the GBC dynamic duo who won gold the Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA) East Regionals against rivals Seneca, Centennial and Georgian. They quickly became a force to be reckoned with, and proved to be the best men’s doubles team in Ontario by winning yet another gold at the OCAA Provincial Championship.
Golding has been the stand out on the team, a new addition who only started to play for the Huskies in the middle of January.
“Christmas came a second time around,” said badminton assistant coach Howard Wong.
Golding has been submerged in badminton from the age of three, and his skill set on the court is reflective of the many years of training.
However, success in sports is not only based on skill. Attitude and discipline are also attributes central to success. Golding believes in teamwork, and his maturity and humility helps drive others in that direction. This is combined with the talented Dorjee to give rise to the victories they have achieved on their journey to silver at the CCAA Nationals.
It is the hope that the recent achievements will encourage more participation in the badminton program at GBC. Golding will be with us for a while longer, and we can only hope that he continues to inspire and pass on the attributes of a successful athlete to future team members.
With files from Brittany Barber