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About the Awards

Showcasing Talent

We are delighted to be hosting the 2017 National Badminton Awards.

The annual National Badminton Awards are a great opportunity to sing the praises of the brilliant volunteers, fans, coaches and players of our fantastic sport.

The 2017 awards will be hosted by Sky Sports News presenters, David Garrido and Hayley McQueen. 

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David is a sports broadcaster with more than 15 years' experience, having spent a decade at the BBC before joining Sky Sports.  He made his name mainly at Radio 1 Newsbeat, covering some of the biggest sporting events in the world, such as international football tournaments, Wimbledon Championships, Ashes series and Formula 1 Grand Prix.  

Over this time, David also reported on TV for some of the BBC's flagship football programmes - Final Score, Football Focus and Match of the Day.  David is currently presenting Spanish football on Sky Sports, as well as on Sky Sports News HQ, and he has also made his first documentary with Sky, focusing on the Gibraltar national football team.  

He played badminton to county level for Buckinghamshire when he was young and still plays now, albeit not very well!

Hayley Mcqueen

Hayley McQueen is a presenter on Sky Sports, currently of rolling news channel Sky Sports News HQ, and also the anchor of Saturday night Premier League match coverage.  She appears regularly on Premier League TV around the globe too.

A huge fanatic of most sports, Hayley studied journalism and sought a career in TV production.  She started her career behind the scenes for many years before venturing in front of camera, first for Manchester United TV & now Sky for the last six years. 


Shortlisted candidates from each category plus one guest will be invited to attend the prestigious award ceremony. They will also be invited to attend the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships that evening. 

The awards will take place on Friday 10 March 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. 

The categories for the National Badminton Awards 2017 are:

Player of the Year (sponsored by Yonex)
Young Player of the Year (sponsored by Yonex)
Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Yonex)
Coach of the Year (sponsored by Bluegreen Design Consultants)
Club of the Year (sponsored by Perkins Slade)
County Badminton Association (CBA) of the Year (sponsored by Creme Conferences)