Badminton England can now confirm the coaching and support teams that are in place to support the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) and England Performance Programme.

Following the announcement of the revamped performance structure along with the criteria and review process, the final element to the restructure is now in place.

In order to develop the WCPP and the England performance environment, it is essential that players have access to world-leading practitioners in Sports Science and Sports Medicine through our partnership with the English Institute of Sport (EIS).

Our team, now, have two physiotherapists and two strength and conditioning practitioners who are looking to build the robustness and development of the players, and will all be based at the National Badminton Centre (NBC) when not travelling to tournaments with players.

This team will support the squad with the physical demands of international travel given the vast international calendar, assisting with recovery and preventing injury.

The team also have access to a Chief Medical Officer and one Sport Psychologist.

Two Performance Lifestyle Advisors will also provide support to players’ personal development whilst they are focused on their sporting ambitions.

The team are then complimented by Sports Co-Ordinators, who deal with the logistics of player travel, selection policies, UK Anti-Doping requirements and monitoring player performances.

Five Disciplines

An on-court coaching restructure has also taken place following a rigorous process, that will ensure the performance team can develop players across all five disciplines.

Junior players within the Discover, Engage and Progress groups within the England Junior Pathway (EJP) will be supported by a coaching team that will aim to develop players performances towards transition to the Senior Programme.

There have been a number of key updates to the England Junior Performance Pathway (EJPP) Criteria for 2022-23. These include the re-introduction of National Junior Trials in summer 2023, a new simplified result criteria based predominantly on domestic tournaments, alongside changes to the methodology behind the selection process. Read the full details here.

Head of Performance, Mark Beecher, said: “We aspire for the National Badminton Centre to be the training place of choice, with a world-class development and performance environment.

“The establishment of the team behind the team has been a pivotal moment for us and we progress to provide the optimal training environment for our players now and in the future to achieve success on the World, Olympic and Commonwealth stages.”

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