Meet Tim Hull our Badminton Development Officer. Tim leads on our Badmiton England Affiliated Club as well as delivering Badminton England's Racket Pack to primary schools for 5-11 year olds. He also delivers sessions in secondary schools for children aged 11 and above. In his role he runs coaching sessions for 1 to 1's, clinics and group coaching to adults and children.
Tim’s love of sport started at a Saturday morning badminton club at his local leisure centre. This started a lifelong love affair with the sport, which led to representing Staffordshire county at all age groups, including the senior 1st team. Tim has also won tournaments on the national circuit and international competition. He believes that "sport is the best way for me to express myself".
In 2013, fuelled by his desire to compete at the highest level, he signed up for a Talent I.D scheme ran by British Skeleton called Power to Podium. Many thletes attended the first round of trials, atletes were then continuously cut down through following trials, (think X-factor but for sport) until Tim and 7 others were selected onto the Great Britain Skeleton team.
He trained as a full time athlete for three years and competed on the I.B.S.F (International Skeleton and Bobsled Federation) race circuit in America and across Europe, achieving podium positions in multiple international races.
He has now returned to his first love of badminton and is passionate about increasing the amount of participation and quality of badminton throughout the county. Tim is currently delivering sessions in schools across staffordshire, delivering 1v1s and running our Badminton Club at Beacon Sport and Fitness in Stafford each Wednesday evening.
“Many of my best life experiences and opportunities have come because of a love and passion for sport, which started with badminton. My goal with Active Lives is to share that passion and instil a lifelong enjoyment of sport.”
To contact Tim to hear more about the work he does with children and adults through school coaching, 1 to 1's, group coaching, clinics or our Badminton club you can email him at- Tim.Hull@ActiveLivesEducation.co.uk