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Badminton England

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by lcleing, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. lcleing

    lcleing Regular Member

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    Man...As the country which introduced Badminton to the World, I can't believe that England doesn't has its own sub-forum(not trying to rant here, just dissapointed with how this sport is received in the West). Sigh...Guess I just have to create a thred to post some news related to Badminton England from time to time.

    Not sure if this is the right sub forum to do this. If not, I will have to trouble the mods to move it to a more appropriate place(A big thank you in advance).
     
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    British Badminton left in limbo as performance director Ian Moss leaves post


    By Rod Gilmour
    Published: 8:01AM BST 19 Jul 2010

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    Doubles exposure: Gabby White and Jenny Wallwork are emerging talent for England Photo: SHI TANG

    Moss leaves a void which needs to be filled promptly with the World Championships in Paris taking place next month and England looking to make amends for their decision to pull out of last August's event in Hyderabad over security concerns.

    Moss, who previously worked with Rowing Canada Aviron, took up the role in January 2009 after disappointing results at the Beijing Olympics. His family was due to arrive in the UK from Canada over the next month.

    Moss oversaw the recent appointment of former European champion Kenneth Jonassen as GB and England men's singles coach and players, while players have expressed their surprise at foreign appointments within the game.
    One player cited a "complete lack of communication" with Moss as one of the reasons for his sudden departure, not helped by the fact "he was always away a lot."
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    Badminton's All England set for March date as second Premier Super Series event

    The All England Badminton Championships, which celebrated its 100th edition this year, will be the second Premier Super Series event on next year's revamped world circuit.

    By Rod Gilmour
    Published: 8:00AM BST 19 Jul 2010

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    In a key year for Badminton England, its home Championships will take place on March 8-13 in Birmingham, following the opening Super Series event of the year in Korea.




    The World Championships, which will be held at Wembley Arena London, take place next August. The Super Series Finals for 2010 will be played in the first week of January next year.



    In May, the Badminton World Federation announced that the All England would join the Korea Open, Indonesia Open, Denmark Open and China Open as one of five events comprising badminton's new Premier Series, effectively the first tennis-style grand slam.



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    Full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ot...ate-as-second-Premier-Super-Series-event.html
     
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    Geoff Rofe elected as Badminton England president

    Geoff Rofe has been elected as president of Badminton England, the sport's national governing body.

    By Telegraph staff
    Published: 11:41AM BST 08 Jul 2010

    Rofe won an overwhelming victory in the ballot at the governing body’s AGM at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes and succeeds John Havers, who will remain on the Council as a vice president.




    Rofe, 84, joined the Kent County Committee in 1948 at the age of 22 and held almost every role through to county chairman and president before stepping down in 2005 when the Kent association became a limited company.



    He has served on the Inter-County Championship Committee since 1968, has been a member of the Badminton England Council since 1971, and has been a Vice President since 1992.



    Geoff still performs key roles behind the scenes at the Yonex All England and English National Championships and other major domestic tournaments.



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    Jonassen starts new challenge with BADMINTON England

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    BADMINTON England today began a key phase in the countdown to the World Championships in London in 2011 and the Olympic Games in 2012 with the arrival of Kenneth Jonassen as men’s singles coach.


    The 2008 European men’s singles champion and former world No. 2 joins BADMINTON England after two years spent coaching Denmark’s top singles players.
    BADMINTON England Chief Executive Adrian Christy said: “Kenneth joins us at an exciting time for badminton in this country. England have three men’s singles players in the world’s top 35 with three-times English National champion Rajiv Ouseph knocking on the door to the world’s top 20 at No 23.


    Full article: http://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/s...ADMINTON+England&section=13&sectionTitle=News
     
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    James Van Hooijdonk earns Commonwealth call for Wales

    Badminton teenager James Van Hooijdonk reveals his fighting spirit

    Badminton rookie James van Hooijdonk was born in the Netherlands but will be "proud" to represent Wales at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
    The 18-year-old 2009 Euro junior silver medalist will make his major senior bow in October for the land of his mother.


    "To qualify for the Commonwealths is a great achievement and I'll be proud to represent Wales," van Hooijdonk said.
    Player/coach Matthew Hughes, in his third Commonwealths, and Jonathan Morgan are Wales' best medal hopes.


    Hughes, who has won 100 caps for his country in his 22-year career, is ranked 17th in the world and will not only hope to win a medal but pass on his vast experience to his young team.


    Hughes, winner of 10 international tournaments, will be the experienced player in the seven-strong youthful squad alongside fellow 31-year-old Morgan who is ranked 41st in the world.
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    Well, will be nice if this young lad can play against LCW in commonwealth games :D:D:D.
     
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    thanks for the effort
     
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    my pleasure, sir :)
     
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    Looks like Coach Kenneth's already at work >> look @ Ctjcad's pics from US open I saw him coaching an English guy ;)
     
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    I think Kenneth has been with us shortly after the Thomas Cup. He is now working on our boys. His first assignment will be to prepare the boys for the up and coming European Championship 2011. After that, the World Champion in Wembley and the Olympics in 2012.

    Hopefully, he can further improve our MS squad and gives all those big names, like LD and LCW, a run for their money in the coming WC and Olympic games
     
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    Rajiv Ouseph reaches badminton's US Open semi-finals

    Page last updated at 08:14 GMT, Friday, 23 July 2010 09:14 UK

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    England's Rajiv Ouseph has reached the last four of the men's singles at badminton's US Open in Los Angeles.

    The third seed beat Korean seventh seed Shon Wan Ho 21-9 21-19 in 33 minutes.
    The Middlesex player breezed through the first game but found himself 19-16 down before winning five straight points to take the game and match.



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    Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/badminton/8847902.stm


    Good job, Rajiv. A title in US open will be a timely boost for the coming WC. Show them how we play our badminton here!!! Meanwhile, Nathan and Jenny crashed out in QF. Ohh Nathan, Nathan...It's time to buck up man.
     
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    Overhaul in Badminton England


    Badminton England announce Vikki McPherson as head of GB performance


    Badminton England completed one half of their promised changes at the top of the sport when Vikki McPherson was named as head of GB performance on Friday.


    By Rod Gilmour
    Published: 1:19PM BST 23 Jul 2010

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    McPherson will take on some of the responsibilities of Ian Moss, who quit his post as performance director last week. She will begin her role on Aug 9, two weeks before the World Championships in Paris.

    Adrian Christy, Badminton England's chief executive, told Telegraph Sport that a new head coach "with significant international experience" would also be revealed next week.

    It's about cementing our focus on the whole of the Team GB environment," Christy said. "It's about more than just the Games in London.
    McPherson, who helped Britain win bronze at the 1998 World Cross Country Championships, joins from the English Institute of Sport where she was head of business operations.



    Full article at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/ot...ikki-McPherson-as-head-of-GB-performance.html
     
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    Not sure if general forum is the right place for this thread as I am only posting the news regarding about Badminton England(our national badminton association) in this thread.
     
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    i do agree this thread should be remain in pro player sub forum
     
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    "All" the news about Badminton England itself had been posted here. If you have specific news about any of the players instead of the association, the pro player's section is the place to be. Maybe just a technicality but you'd probably "get away with it" if you named it England Player's or better even UK Player's.
    Then again something like this is in the player's section as well ...
    And now that I'm reading it 7 million pound for 3 years from UK Sport :eek: (= excluding any sponsorship money). And the dutch contract with Yonex pays half that over twice as long a period. Not sure how much government money comes on top of that but it's probably hardly worth mentioning :eek:.

    "The first litmus test will be becoming European number one by 2010," says Christy, who took over six months ago. Test #1: FAILED :p
     
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    I remember Badminton England bring 3 medals from the last WC in Europe (Madrid 2k06).
    Do they have any chance this year ?

    The French crowd love Nathan and Anthony you know :):p

    That would be harder with no Donna and Gail but 1 medal can be a respectable aim :)
     
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    Another then again: there's a thread called BAM over there as well.
     
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    7 million might sounds alot. But trust me, it's no where near the budget the Chinese government are investing in Badminton.
    I would say England spend a fair bit in Badminton which is good for the sport. Yes, we were underperforming. However, the problem lies in the fact that most of the kids in UK started Badminton too late( most of them were introduced to the sport when they were teenagers).
    I can see young kids as young as 4 are running around on tennis lawn in UK, attending training run by tennis coach but this is not the case for badminton. Perhaps this is also due to the fact that we have less qualified badminton coaches around, which sort of impede the progress of competitive badminton at the grass root level.
    Those kids who pick up badminton at teenage age are probably too late to take the sport as they career(compared to their Asia counterpart who start training at a tender age of 8). There are not many kid who pick up badminton when they are 4 years old like Gail did, let alone those who hang on to the sport till they reach their adulthood. So we can only try to build the sport by investing a lot, and cross our finger so that someone will come out and lead GB to the top of the podium just like Gail Emms did.
     
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    London 2012 Olympics: badminton guide

    Read Telegraph Sport's guide to the badminton event at the London 2012 Olympics.

    By Rod Gilmour
    Published: 4:28PM BST 24 Jul 2010

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    Dominant: Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei is one of the sport's biggest names Photo: REUTERS



    How many medals targeted by Team GB?

    One medal in both men's and mixed doubles

    Where are the chances?
    Experienced duo Nathan Robertson and Anthony Clark possess threat in men's doubles while mixed pairing Robertson and Jenny Wallwork, who replaced Gail Emms after her retirement in 2008, are looking stronger with every tournament.
    Key issue internationally?
    World Badminton's revamped Super Series is key to sport's growth over next three years. The four 'Grand Slam' events, which include All England Championships, gives badminton biggest platform in recent years.



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    Cough...you are putting LCW's photo in front of our London 2012 Olympics front page instead of our GB's player face?:crying::crying::crying:


    Having said that, this might be an indirect indication that LCW is more popular(at least with the reporters of telegraph :):):)). They could have uploaded LD's macho pic, doing break dance.:D:D:D
     
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    :D I think you can say that about any country compared to China, maybe Malaysia would come closest. Wouldn't be surprised if Badminton England has more funding than the Danish even right now. Would be interesting to find out the french situation, wouldn't have gotten a Super Series for nothing I imagine.

    From what I've picked up the clubsystem could use a makeover over there in the UK. Maybe a proper premier league as well like on the continent. The schools system is another thing unimaginable over here. The only thing sportsrelated in schools is Phys Ed.; there's the odd schools tournament for a few sports but no regular teams or anything. So kids over here join clubs early on to be able to play. Walking into a centre and booking or just renting a court is already a rarity. Club system is dominant ...
     
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