Badminton England has moved to strengthen the depth of the England Performance Programme with the appointment of two new additions to the National Coaching Team.
And, following an extensive recruitment process, the appointments re-enforce Badminton England’s mission to open up more opportunities for female coaches.
Joining the national set up with immediate effect will be eight-time national champion Julia Quinn and UKCC Level 3 coach Kat Hurrell.
Formerly England number one in Women’s Singles, Quinn joins as a consultant coach working across the England Performance Pathway. In similar mould to Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson, she will bring vast experience of world circuit playing knowledge to the fold.
She currently coaches across the England Performance Pathway and has a background that includes stints coaching at elite level in France and Scotland.
Kat Hurrell joins as Assistant Pathway Coach. Having coached within the England Performance Pathway for the past 5 years supporting a number of England’s junior programme players and was until recently Head Coach at the Westgate Performance Centre – part of the England Performance Training network.
Speaking on the appointments, Performance Director Jon Austin said “I am delighted to bring these two coaches on board.
“I believe both will add fresh thoughts and ideas as to how we improve the way we operate and get the best of the players within the pathway. Their skills and experience will absolutely compliment the existing team.
“I look forward to seeing them fully integrated into the team over the coming weeks.”
These appointments are a further step as part of Badminton England’s commitment to encourage more women and girls to pursue their playing and coaching careers.