If you are a young player of school age and want to improve your badminton performance then the KOBRAS is for you.
The Kobras PC run several coaching sessions every week and the prime ambition is to promote quality coaching with FUN. This is made a lot easier with the professional coaches that the Kobras work with;
Head Coach – Tom Millbank (Full time coach & Fitness Professional) The coaching sessions that Tom provides are second to none..
Coach – Ashley Reed – He provides the groundwork of coaching for players moving from school’s play to the Kobras Performance play.
Coach – Nigel Philips – He provdes a back up to coaching staff and essential admin support.
Coaches – there is a back staff of additional coaches that we are constantly training and providing experience of coaching in our cells
Liaison Officer - Jayne Whitaker is the oil that keeps the wheels turning with updates/ emails with important information
Badminton England supports the performance centre in every form and the Kobras has the use of all Badminton England’s experienced staff and the performance pathway which allows players to play club or performance. The Bradford Kobras PC has two main committees, the Executive Committee and the Full Committee. The executive committee is the Chairperson, Treasurer, Liaison Officer & Head Coach. The full committee is everyone else and everyone is welcome! This allows parents to understand the working of the performance centre.
The Bradford Kobras Performance Centre holds annual training courses for players, coaches and volunteers. These will be advertised on the website. The young players have the opportunity to become coaches in their own right and the Kobras likes to promote this continued education in the sport. There is also the CPD (Continued Professional Development) for all the coaches and volunteers. This program works in conjunction with Badminton England’s Premier Club accreditation which the Kobras currently holds. All coaches are Badminton England registered and hold a CRB certificate as well as Safeguarding and Ethics & Equality qualifications.