World Badminton Coaching Conference

World Badminton Coaching Conference – Wembley Stadium, London 2011

When it comes to London's premier sporting venues, they don't get much more spectacular than Wembley Stadium! On the 11th and 12th August 2011, during the Yonex World Badminton Championships, BADMINTON England will be taking over the stadium to host the World Badminton Coaching Conference.

Bookings for the conference are coming in thick and fast and up until the end of May 2011* everyone can get an additional 10% off ticket prices. This means that BADMINTON England Registered Coaches can attend for as little as £101.25 and all other attendees can attend for just £135.00. As an added bonus each delegate will also receive a complementary ticket to the Yonex World Badminton Championships on the Thursday evening, plus a 20% discount on ticket prices for the Friday evening.

Headlining the event will be Frank Dick OBE, regarded as one of the UK's top motivational speakers and someone who has a proven track record of coaching success. Not only has Frank coached Wimbledon Champion Boris Becker, but between 1978 – 1994 Frank coached at least one medal winner in every Olympic, World and European Athletics Championships including Olympic Gold Medallist Daley Thompson. Frank will provide a unique insight (including plenty of amusing anecdotes) into how a winning environment can be created and fostered.

Also headlining will be a presentation on Nathan Robertson’s coaching pathway. Have you ever wondered what made Nathan get into badminton? What factors contributed to his Olympic success? What challenges he and his coaches faced along the road to success? During the conference we’ll be interviewing all the people that contributed to Nathan’s badminton career; from the person that got him to first pick up a racket and recognised his talent, to the team of people that contributed to his Olympic success and hopefully onto his next medal in 2012! A unique and not to be missed presentation!

Delegates will also get the opportunity to attend a selection of breakout sessions, including presentations by Jens Grill (Head of England Performance), Martin Andrew (Junior Performance Head Coach), Andy Wood (ex GB National Badminton Coach), Tanya Woodward (Horsham Arun Performance Centre), Dr Michael Hughes (Physiologist at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff) and there are still more to come. For information about presentation topics please see the BADMINTON England website.

Don’t miss out on the 10% early booking discount off ticket prices if you book before the end of May 2011*. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Education and Training Team at BADMINTON England. For further information and a booking form please see the BADMINTON England website.

Entry Requirements
From high performance to community sport, everyone is welcome to attend the conference…you don’t even need to hold a coaching qualification; you just need to have an interest!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see world renowned speakers in the spectacular surroundings of Wembley Stadium!

For further information and ticket sales –

Tel: 01908 268400

*The 10% Early booking discount has been extended from the 29th April 2011 to the 31st May 2011.

Attachments & more information

More information - PDF

Booking Form - Word Doc