West Norfolk Junior Badminton was delighted to welcome ex-Great Britain player Donna Kellogg MBE to coach their regular training sessions last Sunday.
Kellogg had a career high world ranking of four in women’s doubles. She was a triple Olympian and gold medallist at European and Commonwealth Games level. Kellogg has also won 11 national doubles titles.
She and Anthony Clark were mixed doubles runners-up in the World Championships in 2006. She is now a coach for Team Derby in the new National Badminton League.
Kellogg brought along her Team GB tracksuit from the last Olympic Games she played in, plus her silver medal from the World Championships and two European gold medals for the players to see, as well as autographing bags and kit for many of the children.
Donna coached all three training groups at the West Norfolk development squad in the afternoon, as well as an extra two sessions at Lynnsport in the morning for a selection of children from the various junior badminton clubs across West Norfolk.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed learning from her coaching and playing skills, as well as gaining an insight into what makes a champion badminton player.
The WNJB committee thanks her and hopes to see her again at training squads in the near future.
l WNJB is sponsored by Roythorne’s Garage of North Wootton.