Josh Neil Appointed National Junior Performance Network Manager

Badminton Scotland is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Neil as National Junior Performance Network Manager.

Josh first joined Badminton Scotland as competitions coordinator in 2019 following his early retirement from the Senior National Squad as a full time athlete. He also coaches the West of Scotland Regional Performance Squad.

On his recent appointment, Josh said: “I am looking forward to progressing into my new role as National Junior Performance Network Manager in the new year and help continue and build on the work that has been done to develop our performance pathway.

“Through working with all of the regional coaches up and down the country, our collective goal is to improve the standard of badminton within Scotland and help our athletes transition into the next stages of their performance journey.”

Our Junior performance programme provides a pathway for young athletes to develop and improve their performance levels by providing athletes with regular sessions.

The aim of the programme is to improve the overall standard of badminton in the country, as well as developing future athletes capable of achieving Senior National Squad Program targets.

Keith Russell, CEO said: “I am delighted to appoint Josh into this critical role for Badminton Scotland. We have made progress with our performance structure during the challenges of lockdown and we are now in a place to accelerate the development of our performance system.

“Josh is uniquely placed as a recent player and current coach within the new system to take on this challenge. In his current role with Badminton Scotland he has demonstrated the commitment, knowledge and ability to make the changes that we require at this time for the development of our young athletes. ”

Josh will be taking up this role in the new year.