Brodie Miller – young achiever

Brodie Miller aged 11, who lives in Chilton Road started playing Badminton when she was 8 years old, it all started when she was lucky enough to train locally with Graham Wells who is a very keen junior coach.  With Graham’s help Brodie progressed quickly and was then able to train with the ex-Olympic Badminton team manager Paul Whetnall in Winchester, and has subsequently worked with many great coaches at a variety of locations.  Currently she trains at Milton Keynes, Winchester and Hounslow and plays at Compton.

Brodie is the current Essex and Berkshire U12 champion and is now involved in playing all of the Badminton England national gold tournaments.  The first of these was held at Milton Keynes in September where Brodie reached the semis in the singles and mixed doubles and along with her partner Joshwey Bong won the girls doubles.

Brodie has just achieved a major milestone having recently represented England as part of an U13 team in Denmark where she lost to the eventual winner in the quarterfinals of the singles and was runner-up in the mixed doubles.

As well as her badminton, Brodie is also a keen member of Abingdon Amblers and regularly runs for them in a range of events and has also been selected for the Berkshire U14 Netball County Academy (she attends a Berkshire school).

A short message from Brodie to anyone keen to make similar progress – You will need a lot of enthusiasm, commitment and dedication and you will also need to eat well and give up about 5 hours of your time each week for practice and play.  As both the training and the tournaments require so much travelling you will often have to do your homework in the car whilst being driven around by super and equally dedicated parents.

Good Luck Brodie, keep us informed of your future progress.