Anthony Clark

YST Anthony Clark

Biography:

Anthony retired from international badminton in 2011, having excelled at the highest level and is now an Ambassador for Badminton England. One of Badminton’s most prolific and respected players gaining over 100 caps for England, winning 7 Commonwealth medals, 2 World Championship medals and representing Great Britain at 2 Olympic Games. It was not a sport Anthony was particularly interested in until his mother entered him into a local tournament at the age of 12. Despite barely knowing the rules or scoring process, Anthony reached the mixed doubles final and was invited to county practice.

His career progressed rapidly and as a result of his dedicated training 6-days a week, Anthony made the England team within 2-years. At 16 he became Junior National Champion and at 23 he won the first, of what was to be a record of nine, successive national senior titles. Despite his success, Anthony’s greatest achievement came aged 14 when he received an award from the Royal Humane Society after saving his mum from drowning. He has been selected as one of 4 coaches in the country to be part of the Elite Coach Programme and is Performance Director for Leicestershire Schools Badminton.

Sporting Achievements:

  • Olympian
  • World Championships Silver Medallist