Bill Hogg has joined the team at Badminton Scotland as Coaching & Development Manager, providing maternity cover for Lyndsay Morrison.
He is no stranger to badminton, having been involved in the sport since the age of seven, first as a player, then as a coach and tutor, and latterly in his professional career.
Bill has spent the last seven years working for Yonex as Sales & Promotions Executive for Scotland and the North of England, during which time he was in close contact with the Badminton Scotland office and Yonex sponsored Scottish players, as well as being a regular attendee at various local, national and international events throughout Scotland.
Before his time at Yonex, he was heavily involved in the grass roots side of sport in his roles as Development Officer for Fife Council and Racquet Sports Development Officer for Glasgow City Council, as well as in his private coaching and tutoring work.
Bill is also integrally involved with the Russell Hogg Trust, which aims to provide support to disabled athletes of all ages as well as aspiring young badminton players from the ages of six to 16.
In taking his new position Bill follows in the footsteps of his older brother Russell, who was Badminton Scotland’s National Development Manager until 2010 before moving to Scottish Disability Sport.
On taking up his position, Bill said: “Although it took me away from the grass roots side of badminton, my Yonex role kept me involved with Badminton Scotland as well as with players and coaches across Scotland and North of England.
“I’m now looking forward to getting back into sports development. It’s a privilege to be working with the many passionate badminton people in Scotland and to have a chance to help the current and next crop of players and coaches develop.”
Badminton Scotland President Ian Campbell added: "It is with great pleasure that Badminton Scotland welcomes Bill Hogg in his role as Coaching and Development Manager. His considerable wealth of experience in the sport will undoubtedly benefit our organisation greatly."
Bill starts his role on Monday 18 June.