Graham Hurrell - National Pathway Coach
Name: Graham Hurrell
Height: 6ft 1
Highest world ranking: 9 in mixed doubles and 16 in men's doubles
How I got started as a coach: Started coaching at 16 years old when I leftschool to support my own playing career. Retired as a professional player in 2003 and then went full time as a coach.
Experience: 28 years of coaching experience at all ages and ability, from beginner eight-year-olds all the way up to National Coach (lead men's doubles coach).
U17 age group coach , coached at junior European and World Championships, coached at London 2012. Team Manager at the 2012 Thomas Cup. Elite Performance Centre Advisor.
Major achievements: World Championships Silver with Adcock / Bankier in 2011, Dubai Super Series winners with Adcocks in 2015 and runners up in 2016, YONEX All England Semi Finals with Adcocks in 2017 , managing England Team to qualify for Thomas Cup Finals in 2012 , 4 Gold, 3 Silver (plus 3 team silver) & 4 Bronze U17 European medals as Age Group Coach (over 3 championships)
Ambition: To help England achieve many more World and Olympic medals. To be the best I can be to help other players and coaches achieve more than their ambitions.
Things you didn't know: Played in three consecutive World Championships, won 7 caps for England