Meet the team

We are a small team of professionals interested in badminton with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do and we do it with passion.

Frank – Ferenc Szekely

Head coach of the network

I`m a qualified and registered UKCC Level 2 Coach in Badminton with more than 21 years of experience competing in Hungary and the UK. I live in Lymm, Statham with my 2 daughters and my wife. I have started the sport at the age of 14. We won the National School Competition`s Capital city selection and the Country final in doubles discipline at the age of 17. I`ve got many years to play in a University club and became an international player for a short period of time. Retired in 2006 as I could not perform most of my knowledge and decided to start teaching it. So someone else might achieve what I could not.

Richard Cook

I’m currently a qualified teacher, with a postgraduate degree in Early Years Studies and a Masters in Physical Education. My sporting background actually comes from field hockey, where I am a level 2 qualified coach. I also hold a Mental Health in Sport coaching certificate. I have coached various levels of athletes in hockey, from beginners to England international juniors. I am relatively new to badminton; playing socially and friendly for two years and recently playing club badminton in Warrington. I love most sports but badminton has really captured my passion due to its speed, intensity and beauty. I am enthusiastic about coaching sports as I believe they are key to children’s development; instilling values, nurturing skill, and improving physical and mental health. I’m working towards achieving my UKCC coaching badges this year, and excited to learn more about the sport and be a part of this team.

Endre Tamas

Voluntary Adviser and Treasurer

An experienced professional entrepreneur with tracked record of budget, team and project management. Company director and voluntary Adviser and Treasurer.  Together, we will make this Network the best for the future generations.

Marianna Szekely

Venue Coordinator

I was working as an accountant for nearly six years, I also have experience in administrative tasks. I am happy to support my husband in his club by volunteering as a Venue Coordinator.


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