Performance Centre

Northumberland Performance Centre provides a platform to raise standards for all junior players and increase competitive opportunities. Being part of the PC offers great opportunities for junior players to progress their skills and fitness with the development, tactical and technical help from Badminton England Registered Coaches in a friendly and fun atmosphere which is also competitive and challenging. This environment operates at local level for badminton in clubs and schools by establishing an infrastructure in order to nurture talent, including the identification of players, coaches, volunteers and officials.

Our aims

  • to identify raw talent
  • to implement a player pathway to support player development
  • to involve coaches who:
  • set the highest standards of professionalism
  • are committed to all aspects of the coaching process (plan, do, review and evaluate)
  • support players as they move along the player pathway
  • to contribute positively to a mentoring system
  • to access the right level of competition
  • to provide a Player Profile for Development/Emerging Squad Players

Northumberland Performance Centre aims to create

  • a player-centred environment where their needs come first
  • a focal point that links schools and other clubs in the local community
  • a talent identification system
  • a quality based environment that develops players, coaches, officials and volunteers
  • a team of coaches who set the highest possible standards of professionalism in the areas of planning, delivery and reviewing of coaching, monitoring of player progress
  • Continuous Professional Development

Northumberland Performance Centre programme allows players to progress and develop at their own rate.  See the diagram below which sets out a pathway for a player when part of the PC.

Details of sessions

Futures Squad            Sun 4-6pm

Raw Squad                 Fri 6-8pm

Development Squad   Mon & Wed 6-8pm

Emerging Squad         Mon & Wed 6-8pm

The Coaching Team 

Head Coach                      

Martin Fagan   (Email:  Mobile No:  07759781673)

Assistant Head Coach

Karen Davison

Assistant Coach

Ellie Roberts

Our coaches attend Super Series events, which are held in school holidays at the Tyneside Badminton Centre, to look out for any up and coming players who can be invited to join the PC.  Additionally, local junior clubs can provide a pathway into the Performance Centre squads, with strong links to local coaches in all areas.

All our Performance Centre Sessions are held at The Tyneside Badminton Centre, Bowness Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2TA. We expect full commitment from all the players involved in terms of attendance, training and desire to improve.  There will be an opportunity to represent Northumberland in age related county matches against neighbouring counties. For further competition Badminton England hold 3 levels of junior tournaments. Click here to access more information.

Parents/Carers also play a big part in achieving results by their support in areas such as transport and motivation.

CLICK HERE to visit the Badminton England Safeguarding webpage

CLICK HERE to visit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

CLICK HERE  to visit the Child Protection in Sport Unit website

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