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Nelson Asuncion

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Timeline

Career Achievements

  • Nelson A. Asuncion was a national player in the Philippine badminton team of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

  • He went on to become the founding Head Coach of the Valle Verde Badminton Team 

  • In 1985, Valle Verde Badminton Team first training trip at Fuzhou China for 6 weeks sponsored by Mr. Lucio Tan of Beer Hausen.

  • In 1985, the Philippines clinched the first girls’ team at “The Asian Youth Invitational Championships” in Hong Kong.

  • In 1986, November 14 – 21 the first Asian Youth Badminton Invitational Tournament was hosted and stages at Valle Verde Country Club officially open by Gen. Fidel V. Ramos the president of Philippine Badminton Association.

  • 1992 Ms. Erika Von Heiland a VVBT’s player qualify in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Spain. Unfortunately, she moved and represented U.S. for that year.

  • 1992 Ms. Erika Von Heiland a VVBT’s player qualify in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Spain. Unfortunately, she moved and represented U.S. for that year.

  • In 1995 Amelita “Ming” Ramos Invitational Badminton Tournament were organized by Valle Verde Country Club and Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federartion (FCAAF) With 27 local and international teams/clubs participated a total of 490 entries. (February 1-5, 1995).

  • RP’s Team presented by Valle Verde Badminton Team that have won four (4) Gold, three (3) Silver and two (2) Bronze a attributed the victory to the support of First Lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos, the new Philippine Badminton Association president

  • In 1996 in Perth, Australian International Badminton Championships Amparo and Kennie Asuncion gather a gold medals and Amparo Lim a bronze medals in singles. 

  • In the 1996 the official Philippine delegate to the Atlanta Olympics was Amparo Lim player and badminton head coach Nelson Asuncion who represented the country at the Atlanta Games.

  • In 1997, the Asian Junior Badminton Championships (AJBC), held in Manila from April 7 to 13. Kennevic “Vic” Asuncion reaches quarter-finals and lost to Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia)

  • In the 1997 three-star Vietnam Open (IBF star event), Amparo Lim and Kennie Asuncion were the first Philippine entry (women’s doubles) to reach quarterfinals.

  • In 2000 the first badminton tournament was held inside the Mall (Glorietta) with badminton clinic and fun games in the morning. Tournament started one pm to eight pm in the evening. This was the brainchild of coach Nelson Asuncion. To bring the badminton closer to the people not the people to badminton in promoting sport. Thanks to celebrity Richard Gomez, Rod Nepomuceno (IMG) and the sponsor Sustagen Premium. (follow by JVC in 2001- 2006).

Nelson Asuncion have been producing local Champions that contributes to 
the national team since the early 80’s till this day

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