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Jamie Neill Badminton

Believe in yourself all the way and give maximum effort. Learn from defeat and setback and use those lessons to keep striving for your goals.

About me

I started playing badminton because Grampa coached my Primary School & local clubs. He would be my main inspiration and 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 when you’ve trained hard for a goal.

I still enjoy pushing myself to do my best, feeling fit and inspiring anyone I can. My main qualities as an athlete are the motivation to work hard and the determination not to give up, and as a coach I’m a strong leader, very passionate about my job and love seeing people enjoy badminton.

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.


Jamie Neill






Representing Scotland at senior level in the European Individual Champs, European Team Champs & World Champs, plus competing in 25 countries around the world.
Winning the Scottish Men’s Doubles title twice in 2010 & 2011 as a self-funded athlete. Runner-up in 2012 and 2013 and losing Semi-Finalist 5 other times between 2003-17
Becoming a coach in 2006 and growing my business to coach over 20 Scottish junior champions, several British junior champions and a European Under 19 silver medallist. Also, starting a grassroots club called Shuttle Stars, for beginners and social players in Hamilton. I’ve coached on 3 continents and coached the Google founder, Sergey Brin, in California.

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