Profiles



Coach & Player Profiles

Please click on the profile pictures below for further detail about all our coaches playing and coaching experience.

  • Alex Marritt

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  • Vicki Smith

    Vicki Smith

  • Chloe Birch

    Chloe Birch

  • Cristen Marritt

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  • Ben Fielding

    Ben Fielding

  • Shaye Frances

    Shaye Frances

  • Jessica Smith

    Jessica Smith

  • Rachel Chapman

    Rachel Chapman

  • Nathan Rossiter

    Nathan Rossiter

  • Ian Sills

    Ian Sills

Alex Marritt

Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith

Vicki has a long association with Abbeydale Badminton Club, playing as a junior and representing the club in the Sheffield and Yorkshire leagues. She has been part of the coaching programme at Abbeydale for almost ten years and is the assistant head coach. She especially enjoys working with beginners and has recently started the Little Smashers session which is for children as young as four.

Chloe Birch

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Chloe has played and trained at Abbeydale since she was 8 years old and is now ranked 5th in the country & a member of the Senior England team. She has been a multiple national champion at every junior age group and is the reigning under-19 National women’s singles & doubles champion. Recently she has begun playing on the senior Badminton Europe circuit, producing several good results including reaching the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Yonex Hungarian International, quarter-finals at the Scottish Open Grand Prix and defeating the world number 20 pair from the USA in the Yonex Welsh International.

She is now part of the Abbeydale coaching team, from which she herself initially developed, where she can use her experience to help coach the next generation of young Abbeydale players.

Cristen Marritt

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Cristen has represented the Isle of Man at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and is currently training for the 2014 Commonwealths in Glasgow. She has previously trained for 4 years in the High Performance squad at Leeds Met University whilst studying for a BSc and MSc in Sport & Exercise Science, specialising in Sports Psychology. She has coached at Abbeydale since it became the Abbeydale Badminton Academy, and as well as playing in the Division 1 Yorkshire League winning team, captains Abbeydale Feathers Ladies’ A team.

Ben Fielding

Ben Fielding

Ben has a long association with Abbeydale having played as a junior since the age of eleven and more recently as a member of our senior Sheffield and Yorkshire league teams. During his time at The University of Liverpool, Ben played and captained the men’s first team, leading them to promotion to Division One. We are pleased that Ben has recently taken on the role of ABA Schools Coordinator to develop lasting relationships with our local primary schools.

Shaye Frances

Shaye Frances

Shaye is a product of our junior coaching system, having come through our sessions herself as a junior. She has been a member of the Yorkshire Junior Squad (under 12 - under 19) and has played the Junior National Circuit. In recent years she has represented Abbeydale in several senior teams. Shaye is a developing young coach and enjoys working with our young players on Saturday.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith

Jessica is a product of our junior coaching system, having come through our sessions herself as a junior. She has represented Abbeydale in several senior teams in both the Sheffield local and Yorkshire leagues. She is a developing young coach and has enjoyed working with our young players on a Saturday for the past three years as well as in her local primary school. Jessica successfully completed her Level 1 coaching award in March 2015.

Rachel Chapman

Rachel Chapman

Rachel is a product of our junior coaching system, having come through our sessions herself as a junior. She has represented Abbeydale in the Sheffield local leagues. She is a developing young coach and has enjoyed working with our young players on a Saturday for the past three years. Rachel successfully completed her Level 1 coaching award in March 2015.

Nathan Rossiter

Nathan Rossiter

Nathan has been playing badminton for seven years and has had much success, playing in the junior international circuit and is currently in the top 10 in both singles and doubles for his age group. He is a regular member of the Abbeydale Mens First Team and has also represented Abbeydale in the Yorkshire leagues. Nathan is a developing young coach and has recently enjoyed working with our young junior elite players on a Monday. Nathan successfully completed his Level 1 coaching award in March 2015.

Ian Sills

Ian Sills

Ian has been coaching at Abbeydale and in the local area for over 10 years. Ian has been a member of Abbeydale Badminton Club for over 20 years and is a regular in the Men's and Combined Teams. He also owns the local racket sports shop Clubrackets.com on Abbeydale Road.
Ian specialises in Adult Beginners and Improvers and regularly organises beginner sessions.