January 29, 2020 2 min read

How far into your badminton journey are you? Are you just getting started, a seasoned professional or looking for opportunities to get better? If you decided to get better, would you consider getting a coach?

I'm hitting you with so many questions but maybe you'd have some for us if you were considering getting a coach.

Questions like: What makes a good coach?

 Australian Junior National Players Jeff Tho Stuart Rowlands


Well, Jeff and I had the privilege to chat with Stuart Rowlands, who is the current National Junior Coach and Performance Manager for Badminton Australia where he’s responsible for the management of the entire National Junior Program.

Stuart also runs a comprehensive badminton program at St Peter’s College in Adelaide, where he resides, and coaches several state and national junior players privately.

Before moving to Australia, Stuart was part of the Badminton England’s National Team from 2004 to 2011.

For those of you interested in our conversation, Stuart discussed the important things to consider when developing yourself as a coach, and how his journey has contributed to the high calibre of coach that he is today. If you're interested to know what to look for in a coach, definitely give this one a listen! 

Let us know what you think and be sure to tune into our other episodes on your favourite podcast platform: Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Anchor, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Player FM. Just search for "The Badminton Podcast".

Or you can visit:www.anchor.fm/thebadmintonpodcast and get direct links for your preferred platform.

We'd love to hear your opinions, comments, tips and tricks so please feel free to comment below. If you would like us to write about something in particular, please let us know!
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Henry Wong
Henry Wong

Henry is an ex-state badminton player who represented South Australia as well as Melbourne University. He remains an avid badminton player in the social scenes of Melbourne. His passion for all things badminton lead him to be a co-founder of Volant Wear.


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