12 January, 2024
The England Junior Efficiency Programme is happy to verify this yr’s efficiency workforce who’re in place to boost and assist the Junior Efficiency Pathway.
Robert Golding has been appointed Badminton England nationwide pathway coach, supporting gamers, coaches and fogeys from U11-U15.
As well as, a variety of age group coaches (AGCs) have additionally been appointed, initially via to the tip of March 2025, aligned to the Sport England grant funding cycle.
Golding has been closely concerned in constructing and growing junior gamers throughout Essex and inside his personal academy set-up (OPBC), which he launched in 2017.
He has contributed to the latest success of a number of OPBC younger gamers who’ve been invited onto the England Junior Efficiency Programme, alongside producing Nationwide Championship-winning gamers.
Golding’s key tasks will embrace common contact with coaches and gamers alongside visits to coaching environments, discussing how finest to determine and assist the continued participant growth inside the Junior Efficiency Pathway.
His function may even embrace working with competitors, growth and coach schooling groups, aligning to Badminton England’s new 10-year technique for the game.
On his profitable appointment, Golding stated, “I’m honoured to be engaged on the Junior Efficiency Pathway with a possibility to assist develop the champions of the longer term.
“Along with Kat Hurrell and the newly recruited age group coaches, we’ll develop an in depth bond with our gamers, collaborating with all events to construct a assist community for achievement.
“Implementing efficiency behaviours from the youngest of ages and creating an elite efficiency tradition will stand the gamers in good stead all through their badminton careers and future endeavours.’”
The age group coaches will begin their roles on 15 January and assist each Kat Hurrell and Golding with the Junior Efficiency Pathway.
Key duties will embrace observations at home gold tournaments and Nationwide Championships the place they’ll interact with gamers, mother and father and coaches to supply assist and lead Junior Efficiency Programme camps.
AGCs may even type a part of choice panels for championship occasions and supply ongoing assist to the relevant pathway coach.
These coaches might be seen at upcoming age group home gold tournaments so please make sure you say howdy and be happy to talk with them.
Each Golding and the AGCs are eager to get began of their new roles to assist additional assist the event of junior gamers, in collaboration with coaches and coaching environments throughout the community.
The coaches appointed to age group are as follows:
Beneath 11 Age Group Coach Chris Tonks
Beneath 13 Age Group Coach Sara Sankey
Beneath 15 Age Group Coach Harley Towler
Beneath 17 Age Group Coach Atu Sagita
Beneath 19 Age Group Coach Alex Lane