Badminton has been a focal sport for the Team Derby for a number of years, which has resulted in the club continually going from strength to strength. Both the Women’s and Men’s compete at a high level in BUCS both in team and individual competitions, where they have gained back to back promotions and reached numerous finals. Team Derby was also a founding member of the National Badminton League and were 3 time finalists and inaugural Champions (2014/15).
Ryan Quek—Badminton Scholar
"My time at Derby has been a great experience. My scholarship has allowed me to excess in my sport from the physical side to the knowledge needed to look after my body. The facility are world class, they provide everything needed to be performing like a professional athlete. The Team Derby staff are friendly and helpful, they will help from build from strength to strength."
Meet the coaching staff
James joined Team Derby as Head Coach in 2015. Additionally he is the England U15 performance coach, Head Coach at Derbyshire Performance Centre and Derbyshire Institute of Sport. He is a former junior National Champion, junior European medallist and England Senior squad player.
James has also travelled with senior England players to top international events, currently works with many young England programme players and he has worked at alongside GB coaches at the National Centre in Milton Keynes.