April 30, 2013
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I'm a 31-year old player-turned-coach-turned-writer from Glasgow, Scotland. I've tried more or less every sport under the sun but badminton and basketball were always the sports I went back to.
I'm a massive OKC Thunder fan, to the extent that I use Kevin Durant's shoulder shimmy on a near daily basis. (Again, I will confirm that I'm 31)
I rebelled in my teenage years against my father and his love of the Washington Redskins to support the Jacksonville Jaguars which in hindsight might not have been a good idea had I seen the Leftwich-Garrard-Gabbert trifecta starting under centre coming.
I was a top-50 badminton player in Scotland before tearing ankle fibres (is that even an injury?) and a knee injury on par with Rubio/Rose ended my player career. I've been a badminton coach since I was a teenager and now coach in the National Academy where I have assisted in the coaching of the under-13 national squad. When I'm not coaching, then I'm writing for BadmintonLife.com covering the BWF Super Series and other major competitions.
I was part of the Guardian newspaper coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games that also seen me featured in the New York Times.