Performance Update

August 2016

Performance Manager and National Coach, Matthew Hughes, gives us an update on the considerable changes that have taken place regarding Badminton Wales performance:

" Over the recent months there has been a considerable focus towards developing a performance driven player pathway, which represents the new vision for the future of Badminton Wales. 

Badminton Wales are pleased to announce that the restructure is underway with our Regional Academy due to open early September in Cardiff. The Regional Academies will be replacing our current Development Group structure. The national roll out will continue in the coming months through to North and West Wales. Player profiling for the new Regional Academy is well underway having held the most recent fitness tests and player reviews. Selected players will benefit from regular and structured training including a balanced tournament program supplemented by a comprehensive strength and conditioning program underpinned by physiotherapy support provided by Sport Wales.  

We will be publishing full details and a consultation process in the near future. It’s a hugely exciting time for Badminton Wales with numerous new initiatives to be rolled out in the coming months."

Matthew Hughes

Performance Manager & National Coach

Matt.Hughes@badminton.wales