Australian Badminton Team Return to Derby

Australia’s national badminton team are to return to Derbyshire for a pre-Commonwealth Games training camp, two years after they spent a week in the county preparing for the 2012 Games.

Players and coaches from Australia will spend a week in South Derbyshire just days before the Games begin, before making their way to Glasgow.

The team will once again train in South Derbyshire at Etwall Leisure Centre, which is a recognised national specialist badminton facility. It contains a six court sports hall designed to National Badminton England standards.

The team are also due to take part in an international exhibition against a GB All Stars team which is set to include Olympic silver medallists Gail Emms MBE and Nathan Robertson, and Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallist Jenny Wallwork. As part of the week team coaches Lasse Bundgaard and Ricky Yu will give an insight into their coaching methods at a breakfast event for sports coaches in Derbyshire, being held at the University of Derby.