Among the most successful coaches and sporting achievers in the World.
With over 30 years' professional coaching experience, former professional UK badminton player, Andy Wood became a professional coach following a serious spinal injury.
He went on to coach tennis in the USA, returning to the UK to launch 'Future Stars', a badminton coaching programme producing top international players including Donna Kellogg, Nathan Robertson, Anthony Clark and Tracey Hallam. From this, a winning culture and a hotbed of UK talent was established who needed specialist training facilities.
This led to Andy campaigning for and then successfully implementing the international Sports/Badminton Centre at Loughborough, the UK's top university for sport. As Director of Badminton at Loughborough University, Andy has worked across the world for the International Olympic Committee and the Badminton World Federation as a development technician.
Appointed Great Britain Olympic Head Coach and Team Manager, Andy coached and nurtured a variety of high profile international players and led Team GB to success at three different Olympics: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and at numerous World Championships, winning a range of medals from Bronze through to Gold.
Andy has also been awarded a variety of coaching accolades including BBC Sport Midlands 'Coach of the Year' and the prestigious 'UK Sports Coach of the Year' in 2006.
Three times Olympic badminton player Donna Kellogg is one of the most successful badminton players of the last decade winning 88 caps playing for England.
When she retired in 2009, Donna was ranked No. 1 in Great Britain and achieved a highest world ranking of No. 4. With a career spanning 12 years, Donna took part in three Olympic Games and won a host of Commonwealth Games medals, a world silver medal in mixed doubles 2006, a world bronze medal in team event 2007 and 11 English national titles.
Donna was also the European ladies doubles winner in 2000 and 2006, and mixed doubles winner in 2008, rounding off her career by receiving an MBE from the HRH The Queen in 2010 for her services to badminton.
Donna holds a sports science degree from Loughborough University and is an Ambassador for Derbyshire Sport and the University of Derby. She is now working towards qualification as a specialist UKSCA strength and conditioning coach whilst gaining valuable experience in the field.
Former World No. 1 from Copenhagen in Denmark, Peter is not only the most popular badminton player in the world, but also one of the most successful players of all time, with 24 Grand Prix titles.
2004 Olympic silver medalist in Athens and 2006 World Champion, Gail is also a Commonwealth Games and European gold medalist. These days she divides her time as a TV commentator, ambassador and radio show host. Gail also specialises in motivational speaking, sport and business initiatives and mentoring athletes with potential.
2004 Olympic silver medalist in Athens and 2006 World Champion, Nathan has also won Commonwealth and European gold medals and is currently preparing for the London 2012 Olympics. Nathan also specialises in player agents, badminton coaching clinics and innovative sporting initiatives.
Anthony is 2006 World silver medalist, European gold and Commonwealth medalist and 11 times National champion. A professional player busy preparing for the London 2012 Olympics, Anthony also specialises in technical and tactical coaching, guiding young players in what it takes to be a winner.
Former World, Commonwealth, European and All-England Champion, Nora is currently the international officer for the Badminton World Federation. Nora works primarily on enabling international development experiences including language, acclimatisation and student placement.
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Danish-born Lasse is Australia's national coach and Olympic head coach. Based at the Melbourne Sports Institute, Lasse works closely with Andy Wood on talent identification and performance programmes.
Former Canadian international player, Ram is now head coach in charge of performance and coach education at Badminton Canada. Based at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, Ram is also Olympic team leader for Canada and works with Andy Wood on delivering badminton training camps both in Canada and in the UK.
After successful stints as head coach in Holland and Australia, Denmark-based Claus is now the Danish national coach and is currently preparing the Danish team for the London 2012 Olympics.
Taufik is the Indonesian legend of the singles game and is a former Olympic and World Champion currently preparing for the London 2012 Olympics. Taufik's academy in Jakarta offers the opportunity for training experiences in the hotbed of world badminton.
From Korea, Park has been labeled, 'the greatest joint doubles and mixed player of all time'. Based at the Olympic centre in Tokyo, Park is currently head of Japanese Badminton. He previously worked for Team GB and achieved considerable success in the same coaching team as Andy Wood.
Former Olympic and World doubles champion, Indonesian Rexy previously worked for Team GB alongside Andy Wood, achieving great success. Now based in Kuala Lumpar, Rexy continues to achieve remarkable coaching results as head coach of the Malaysian national team.
One of the most skilful and creative players ever to grace the game, Indonesian Eng is now head coach to the Singapore national team. He spent part of his professional career based in and representing England, and now operates from the Olympic Centre in Singapore offering training exchange opportunities.