Strength & Conditioning Provision and Partnerships
Badminton Wales are extremely pleased to announce our Strength and Conditioning partners providing Badminton Wales Regional Academy and High-Performance athletes the Strength and Conditioning support needed for the continued development of our junior players.
Sport Wales offer their continued support by providing access to their vastly experienced Strength and Conditioning team and state of the art facilities. These sessions are on court based and are part of the Regional Academy and High-Performance weekly sessions below.
Strength and Conditioning Sessions:
Tuesday: 18:00 – 18:40
Wednesday: 18:00 – 18:40
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Badminton Wales’ association with Cardiff Metropolitan University stems back over a considerable few years having worked closely with Dr Mike Hughes who shaped our physiological support. Dr Mike Hughes’s experience and expertise have been shaped through his continued work with Badminton England where he has guided their performance team on physiological testing and protocol.
In addition to Dr Mikes Hughes’s expertise over the past year, Badminton Wales has forged a partnership within the Strength and Conditioning department where our Regional Academy players have had access to brand new state of the art facilities and expertise coaching.
“Athletic development of children is essential to allow them to succeed in whichever sport(s) they choose to pursue. Strength and conditioning training gives children the physical qualities and competencies that allow them to execute sport-specific skills effectively, explosively and with minimal risk of injury. At Cardiff Metropolitan University we specialise in youth athletic development from a research and application perspective. Our programme is underpinned by the latest scientific research into long-term athlete development meaning the junior players from Badminton Wales are treated as such, with age-appropriate training programmes targeting all elements of athletic motor development. As a result, the players are better equipped to perform the skills and training loads required to succeed on court and more robust against the risk of injury that is inherent with participation in any sport." Jason Pedley | MSc FHEA ASCC.
The provision provided by Cardiff Met has been vital to our players continued development, focusing on more of the power aspects of S&C by using the purpose-built platforms and conditioning room the improvement in their overall profiles has been remarkable. Our relationship with Cardiff Met goes from strength to strength as its set to become the first Badminton Wales Satellite Centre and Academy catering for players of all levels from Beginner to Advanced. More information on the Cardiff Met Badminton Academy available here.
Cardiff Met Strength and Conditioning: - Thursdays 19:00 – 20:00
Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University. NIAC, Cyncoed Campus, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
NumberOne HSP is the latest of our Strength and Conditioning providers to be partnered with Badminton Wales, NumberOne based in Deeside will be providing Strength and Conditioning provision to our Regional Academy and High-Performance centres based in North Wales. Ed Harper, the Director of NumberOne, has vast experience working with numerous sporting organisations in England and in Wales.
"I am extremely proud to be part of an exciting new partnership between Welsh Badminton and Number One Health Strength Performance CIC. The gym was established as a Strength & Conditioning facility aiming to provide support, education and elite coaching for athletes of all standards in North Wales. So, to be recognised by a National Governing Body (Badminton Wales) as a stand out facility in the region is a huge compliment. As a coaching team and a facility we are extremely passionate about the work we do and are determined to help shape the future of Badminton Wales by helping to create the best athletes possible." Ed Harper Number One HSP Director.
Ed and his team will be offering guidance and expertise in overseeing and setting individual programs for all players and assisting Luke Tanner, our Lead Coach for Regional Academy and High-Performance centre, for all physiological based testing of our players.
Number Strength and Conditioning sessions: - Wednesday’s 17:30 – 18:30
Venue: NumberOne HSP, 1 Expressway Business Park, Station Rd, Queensferry, Deeside, CH5 2TF
Our aim is to extend our Strength and Conditioning provision to all three Regional Academies and High-Performance Centres. Badminton Wales endeavor to establish partnerships to support and deliver the required standards needed to ensure the continued development of our players across Wales.