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Martin Andrew back at BADMINTON England
BADMINTON England's former coaching manager Martin Andrew is back at Milton Keynes.
After more than six years working in Australia and New Zealand he has returned to take on the role of Junior Performance Head Coach.
Martin has been involved in coaching for more than 15 years and comes from a well-known badminton family. His father, Bill, is the former BADMINTON England President, while mother Brenda is still competing on the veterans' circuit and brother Kevin is a Cumbria county regular.
For the last 11 years Martin has worked in both England and Australasia, beginning his career as South Australian State coach from 1996-97 before joining the then Badminton Association of England in 1998 as coaching manager. He left in 2001 to become Badminton Australia National coach and moved on in 2003 to be Badminton New Zealand High Performance Manager and National Coach.
Andrew said today: “It was a difficult decision to leave New Zealand but this is an exciting position and I’m really looking forward to the challenges it creates.
"There may be a few changes in the way we develop our talented players but there’s a good foundation which has been set and we can now start to explore the routes ahead.”
He is the latest addition to BADMINTON England's expanding coaching department in the last three months and joins Tan Kim Her and Lu Jian in head coach Ian Wright's team.