I started playing badminton because Grampa coached my Primary School & Lanarkshire county. He was my main support throughout my entire career. Although I was capable at other sports, I loved the travel & friendships I made as a junior and the feeling of achievement from training and competing.
I still enjoy keeping fit, training hard and inspiring anyone I can. My main qualities as an athlete include the drive to work hard, and the determination not to give up. As a coach I’m a strong leader, very passionate about my job and love seeing people enjoy sport & improve their life skills.
Sport has taught me many valuable lessons, not only from success, but from disappointment; the journey isn’t easy, but it’s worth it when you have the abilities, courage and perseverance to pursue your goals.
Representing Scotland in the European & World Champs, plus competing in 25 countries around the world.
Winning the Scottish Men’s Doubles title in 2010 & 2011 as a self-funded athlete. I made the semi-finals or better 9 times from 2003-17
Becoming a coach in 2006 and growing my business to coach over 20 Scottish junior champions, several British junior chaBegan coaching in 2006 & launched junior grassroots & elite clubs in Lanarkshire, plus medallists at Scottish, British & European junior championships. I’ve coached on 3 continents and coached the Google founder, Sergey Brin, in California.
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