Meet Our Coaches
Truro Junior Badminton Club is run by volunteers, who give their time freely and without reward. The coach is Tony Poole and he is assisted by Sue Biscoe from the senior club.
Tony has been involved with the club since 1991 and took a hand in helping with the junior section right from the start. Having been a player since 1979, he has always been keen to share his experience and love of the sport, so it was a natural progression for him to take his first coaching badge in 1995. He is a Badminton England Level 2 coach and has participated in many coaching activities. In his former role as Badminton Development Officer for the county he was instrumental in the foundation of Cornwall Youth Badminton; he has assisted at regional centres of excellence; he is the Coach to the Badminton Academy at Truro and Penwith college, where he has also tutored adult-education badminton courses and has attended World Coaching Conferences on several occasions. Badminton still takes up a large portion of his retirement years!
Sue is a regular helper on club nights and brings a wealth of experience as player and administrator within our sport. She plays regularly in our club teams and in the county senior teams. In addition, she serves on the county badminton association committee as a county selector and fixtures secretary, all of which keeps her very busy indeed. This means that she is occasionally not available to help on club nights and she is much missed when this happens!
From time to time we also have “guest helpers” who come in from the Senior Club – when their family and social times permit them to. Their input is much valued plus it gives the young players a change of face!