Inspiring Others Changing Lives
Anthony is keen to share his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with everyone who has the passion to participate in and enjoy sport. He believes everyone has a talent, although some people may not know themselves what it is. He learnt so much from older players throughout his career and it is an honour for him to be able to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of young sportsmen and women. It would make Anthony very proud to witness these young people develop and hopefully find a sport that they love. Anthony is looking to inspire your audience by sharing his secret of what it takes to be the best you can
Anthony helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme!
Anthony has a number of other areas where he gives back including -
YST Athlete mentor across several programmes; 21st Century Legacy: specialist motivational speaking to students; Nottinghamshire BA Head coach 2011 till present; Leicestershire BA development coach (age 12 and under)Coaching several young players in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
"Anthony is very willing to be honest and dedicate his time to talk to the students and share his knowledge." Chloe Beeton, Long Road Sixth Form College
"Anthony was great, his relaxed approach to the session was exactly what we were looking for. He was friendly, approachable and the students really enjoyed chatting to him and challenging him to a badminton game. It was an overall great experience for our students!" Jessica Withers, Nottingham Trent University
Anthony recently retired from international badminton, having excelled at the highest level in the sport. He is one of Badminton’s most prolific and respected players gaining over 100 caps for England, winning seven Commonwealth medals, two World Championship medals and representing Great Britain at two Olympic Games. Despite having a family history of playing badminton, Anthony wasn't particularly interested in it until his mother entered him into a local tournament aged 12. Despite barely knowing the rules or the scoring system, Anthony reached the mixed doubles final and was invited to county practice.
His career progressed rapidly, and through dedicated training six days a week, Anthony made the England team within two years. Aged 16 he became Junior National Champion and at 23 he won the first, of what was to be a record of nine, successive national senior titles.
Despite his success, Anthony’s greatest achievement came aged 14 when he received a Royal Humane Society award after saving his mum from drowning. Anthony credits his mum’s dedication and commitment, tirelessly driving him to training and tournaments, with enabling him to realize his sporting dream .His world class badminton career has been built on technical ability, hard work, a desire to meet any challenge and an ability to create rewarding relationships.
106 England Caps
2006 Double World silver medallist
2009 England's only ever Super Series winner
2008 European mixed doubles champion
Runner up in 6 Super series tournaments including the All England Championships
Represented Great Britain at 2 Olympics
9 European medals
7 Commonwealth Games medals
A record nine consecutive National Championship titles
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