Going For Gold Lecture Series
A chance to hear from Olympians on the power of fitness, sport and participation in enabling ambitious goals to be met. With reflection on resilience, perseverance and taking risks.
Gail Emms: ENGLISH BADMINTON PLAYER WHO WON GOLD AT THE 2006 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MADRID, 2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GENEVA & A SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES
Olympic Silver medalist, Gail Emms is a badminton athlete turned motivational speaker and Olympic speaker, using her experiences across years of success on the court to inspire people to attain their goals. She achieved silver at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games with her mixed doubles partner Nathan Robertson, the pinnacle of her career.
A hugely successful career which saw Emms claim World Championships gold in 2006, consecutive Commonwealth titles and back-to-back European Championships, she dominated the sport throughout the early 2000s. A passionate sports woman and now loving mother, Gail Emms has become the face and voice of badminton undertaking broadcasting and commentary roles for the sport.
An ambassador for badminton and women within sport, Gail Emms is a truly phenomenal personality, athlete and mentor to the sporting world. Emms is an established motivational speaker; driven to encourage the next generation to achieve their potential and know no boundaries.
Who is this course for?
Members of the Sport England Programme’s 17 Schools (Open to both staff and students, at present a maximum of 10 places per school)