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Lynne Joyner
Lynne Joyner

Lynne Joyner

Coaching Status:

Level 2 (CRB checked and First Aid qualified)

Coaching Experience:

Chew Valley Junior Badminton Club

Other Sporting Qualifications:

Level 4 REPS Fitness instructor and Personal Trainer, Pilates instructor, Biomechanics Coach and NVQ Level 2, Physical Activity For Children

Recent Teams played for:                                

Chew Valley Badminton Club, Bristol and District Badminton Club

Best Achievement in badminton:                      

Avon County 3rd team

Person who inspired me most in badminton:

Gene Joyner 

Favourite Badminton player:                        

Jess Hopton

Favourite sporting quote:                                 

"you snooze you lose" and "You only get out what you put in!"

Interesting fact about myself:                        

I drove a motorbike along a newly constructed sewer pipe – not yet live! I also sing in a local choir Vox in Frox

Will Mellersh
Will Mellersh

Will Mellersh

Coaching Status:

Level 2 (CRB checked, Safeguarding and First Aid qualified)

  Coaching Experience:              

Chew Valley Junior Badminton Club

1-1s with Avon Junior Un17 & Un15 players

Head Coach - SWCBA Crediton Un17 Course 2014

Head Coach - Avon County Development Squad 2014/2015 

Coach - Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education 

Recent Teams played for:

Beaufort Park - Mens 1st Team Mens & Mixed 2nd Team. 
Avon County 2nd Team. 

Chew Valley Mens Team

Best Achievement in badminton: 2 silver medals representing England at European Un18 Championships 1987.

Person who inspired me most in badminton: Anthony Bush. I always wanted to be as good as him throughout my whole junior career..... I never quite was... but I never stopped trying

Favourite Badminton player:  

Morton Frost. Mr Badminton, Say no more! 

Favourite sporting quote: 

"Always Believe" - Adriano Basso

Interesting fact about myself: I got beaten in the last 100 meters of the 2010 London Marathon by a rhino and a man carrying a fridge on his back.

Gene Joyner
Gene Joyner

Gene Joyner

Coaching Status                              

Level 1 (CRB checked)  Coaching Experience                        

Chew Valley Junior Badminton Club,
           
Recent Teams played for:         

(I am Chair of) Bristol & District Badminton Club – where I play 

Bristol League Mixed and Men’s Division 1 and 2 (when required; usually when no one else is available)

Avon County Masters O’50’s

Chew Valley Badminton Club – North Somerset League  Mixed & Men’s

England Seniors - European Championships 2016

Best Achievement in badminton:

Possibly, getting the Chew Valley Junior Club up and running (with the help of Lynne, Will and others)  - otherwise playing ‘County Level’ Badminton after coming to the game relatively late and or winning various league tournaments.

And.....

In September 2016 there was the small matter of playing at the European Seniors Badminton Championships in Podcetrtek, Slovenia and with my partner Dave Gribble we won doubles GOLD!

Person who inspired me most in badminton:

Keith Vernon a fantastic player, with amazing shots and reactions – always ready to play with and encourage players of lesser ability (including me)

Favourite Badminton player:                           

Liem Swie King - a former Indonesian badminton player who excelled from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. He won the All England in 1978, 1979 and 1981. He was powerful, fast and a dominating figure when I started playing badminton competitively

Favourite sporting quote:  

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." Jesse Owens

Interesting fact(s) about myself:                              

A few years ago I organised and ran the St. Paul’s Carnival.  I am a Lay-Reader (minister) in the Anglican Church (CoE)

Liz Whitmarsh
Liz Whitmarsh

Liz Whitmarsh

Coaching Status: 

Level 1 Coach

Coaching Experience: 

Chew Valley Junior Badminton Club

Recent Teams played for:

University Team (long time ago!)

Best achievement in Badminton:

Representing Avon at the age of 13

Person who inspired me most in Badminton:

Gwen Kirton, the woman who coached me and Will as youngsters.

Favourite badminton player:

Jess Hopton, for her energy and great attitude.

Favourite sporting quote:

"Just Do It"

Interesting fact about me: 

I completed a sprint triathlon in June 2012 – felt great!



Callum Riordan
Callum Riordan

Callum Riordan

Coaching Status: Level 1

I successfully completed the level 1 coaching course at UWE in Bristol on 23rd November 2014. The course was interesting and rewarding and I would recommend the programme to both juniors and seniors who want to help develop players.

Coaching Experience:               

Coaching Assistant - Chew Valley Junior Badminton Club

Other Sporting Qualifications:

Junior sports leader

Recent Teams played for:

Keynsham Junior Badminton Club

Chew Valley School (Key Stage 3 & 4)

Avon County U15

Chew Valley Badminton Club - Juniors

Chew Valley Badminton Club (Mixed & Men's) - Seniors

Best Achievement in badminton: Without a doubt, my greatest achievement in badminton has been to make winning look so easy, whilst being handsome and incredibly modest. Winning the 2015/16 Avon Badminton Association Seniors Club Player of the Year was pretty special too.

Person who inspired me most in badminton: The mighty Will Mellersh gave a glimpse of how the game should be played and that has inspired me greatly. 

 Favourite Badminton player:  'Super Dan' or Lin Dan as he is better known... two-time Olympic champion, five-time world champion and a five-time All England champion...

Favourite sporting quote: "It ain’t over till it’s over." – Yogi Berra

Interesting fact about myself: My mum wanted to call me Connor, but my dad said that it was a bad idea....

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