Joshua Apiliga

2019 champion of U19 singles, doubles and mixed.

Joshua Apiliga

Name: Joshua Apiliga

Date of birth: 30/01/2001

Place of birth: Glasgow

Current Residence: Glasgow

Right or left handed: Right

Main event(s): Singles

Current partner(s): Occasionally Rachel Sugden if entering Mixed doubles

International Titles:

Scottish Titles: U19 singles, doubles and mixed champion 2019

Other notable achievements: Final senior nationals 2020

Career Highlight (s): Final senior Nationals and playing main draw of Scottish Open

Coach(s): Ingo Kindervater

Sponsors: Forza

Equipment used (Racket, Shoes): Forza shoes- Racket forza power 998

Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To play commonwealth games

Typical week Training Schedule: Monday all day, Tuesday running, Wednesday morning, Thursday running, Friday training all day

When did you start playing badminton and why? Age 9 joined a recreational club with friends

First badminton memories: Playing U11 nationals

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

The competitiveness, the travel and the close nit friends in squad. The self-discipline

Tips for young players: You need to be committee and prepared to work hard and make sacrifices.

Hobbies: Watching football.

Favourite food: Fajitas

Favourite music: Drake

Favourite foreign badminton destination: Canada

Favourite badminton tournament: Scottish Open

Most admired badminton player: Anders Anantonsen

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