At this year’s conference, we will have
Irish National Coach John Quinn
- Former GB coach
- Scottish Badminton national coaching team
- French Badminton national coaching team
John has had great experience working in World Class badminton systems. John will lead a number of on-court sessions where he will challenge coaches and put the players through their paces. This will be a great opportunity for all members, both juvenile and adult to get to meet our national coach and get to understand his badminton philosophy.
UKCC level 2 coach Andy Stewart
Badminton Ireland is delighted to welcome back Andy Stewart for the 2017 conference. Andy Stewart has great knowledge on badminton topics and again will look to challenge coaches and players to exchange knowledge throughout the two-day conference. In addition to his classroom topics, Andy will be leading the Boost your Teicnic session and will be delivering a “Conditioned games session” based on the feedback received from the previous conference. For all that know Andy be prepared to test your badminton knowledge as he challenges you to think outside the box on various different aspects of what makes a complete player.
Badminton Ireland Development Officer Fiach Andrews
Get to meet our new development officer Fiach Andrews. Fiach will be talking around some new ideas he has in his current role and will also look to get information from all that attend the conference. This will be a great opportunity for our members to get to know Fiach and to discuss how we the badminton community can continue to develop badminton across Ireland.
Lyndon Williams BWF Para-Badminton
Lyndon Williams was born in Cardiff. Former European Junior Doubles Champion (1983) Senior European Doubles Bronze Medalist (1986) and Doubles World Number 11. Lyndon achieved 62 Caps for Wales and won 14 Senior National titles. He worked for Welsh Badminton for 18 years up until 2007 as National Coach, Performance Manager and finally as Executive Director. Lyndon is now working with the BWF Para-badminton along with Badminton Europe and has led the recent BEC Para-badminton course in the Netherlands. During the conference, he will deliver a classroom presentation and on court demonstration of Para-badminton.
Badminton Ireland Education and Training manager Daniel Magee
This will be the second year that Daniel Magee has the led the coaching conference. Daniel will be there for the two days to help exchange knowledge with all the members who attend. Daniel has been on the Irish sports council Pursuit of Excellence programme from 2012-2016 alongside Ireland's top coaches across a number of sports including Boxing, Diving, Tennis, Athletics, Horse Sports, Paralympics to name a few.
“I am excited to attend this year’s conference and I feel we have an excellent line up this year again. I would encourage all our members both adult and juvenile, coach and player to come along for the weekend. I am looking forward to introducing our members to our new National coach John Quinn. These types of weekends are invaluable for exchanging knowledge and building badminton connections” (Badminton Ireland Education and Training Manager Daniel Magee)
To book a place on the course click here and to see the schedule for the weekend click here