Cardiff Met Badminton Academy
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Cardiff Met Update
The second term of the Badminton Wales and Cardiff Met
Academy is due to start on the 24
of April 2017. On the back of a the
initial launch the Academy has been in incredible success with over 25 players
We are now recruiting and building on the early success and
aiming to build for the future providing the players with structured coached
lead sessions to aid their development and aspirations.
The dedicated coaching team Lead by Nic Strange and
assistant Simon Brassington deliver a balanced program from Club Level
(beginner) through to Regional Academy players represented by some of the best
junior Badminton players in Wales.
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Badminton Wales are pleased to announce its official
partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. The launch of our partnership
will be on the 23
of January at the brand new “Archers Arena”
facility which has eight sprung wood courts. The new facility is a statement of
Cardiff Met’s commitment to providing its students and aspiring athletes the
very best facilities available.
Over recent months there has been considerable work between
both Badminton Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan to launching a badminton Academy,
in recent years the profile of Badminton within the University has gone up due
to the involvement and work of Nic Strange who has established a robust student
badminton program with the support of Sports Head of Programming Chris Jennings.
“The newly established partnership between Cardiff
Metropolitan University and Badminton Wales provides both organisations with
exciting opportunities to develop the game at all levels”
The Badminton Academy will cater for all standards of play
offering a progressive player pathway from beginner to advanced. Within the
advanced level Badminton Wales Regional Academy players will receive access and
support to be part of an environment which will provide them among the best
facilities in Wales.
an incredibly exciting opportunity for Badminton Wales to be partnering with
the leading Sports University in Wales. With the launch of the Academy it enables
us to signpost to it from other initiatives we have launched over recent
months one being Shuttle Time. The
Academy will offer an additional session for our Regional Academy players who
will have full access to coaching and support. This partnership I believe will
provide the foundation to retaining our players in Wales when they get to an
age where they are looking at University options, our intention is to provide our
players with an opportunity and the exposure at a young age to what a comprehensive badminton
and academic program can look like which in time will help us nurture talent
within the Capital and surrounding areas.”
Matthew Hughes Performance Manager/National Coach
The partnership with Cardiff Met also represents the first
Badminton Wales Satellite Centre which will provide additional support through
coach and player mentoring linking directly to Badminton Wales Coaches and it’s
resources. The Satellite Centre will then feed into the Badminton Wales Regional Academy, clarity on our players development from a young age is key to laying the foundations for a successful future.
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