Player Profile

Joe & JamesJoe Morgan







1  Name & DOB & where do you live ?

Joe Morgan, 20/5/79, Llanelli

2  Discipline- partner?

Men’s & Mixed doubles - James Phillips & Kerry Ann Sheppard
3  How did you get started in Badminton?

My older brother played and went along to the same badminton club in Llanelli. (Olivers Badminton Club)

4  Interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know?  

Aged 21/22 weighed 19st, nowhere near the Welsh squad and never had been. Aged 23 that had all         changed.  

5  2-3 of your best achievements to date?

Commonwealth Games Quarter Finalist 2006

World Ranking High 41

3 International Tournament Finals (No wins unfortunately)

Winning deciding rubber vs. Austria (Thomas Cup 2008) 22-20 3rd set, Wales went onto win group

6  Goals for this season?

Win nationals

Improve ranking ahead of Commonwealth qualification period

Success representing Wales at Europeans & Sudirman

7  Sporting heroes?

Michael Jordan

Ieuan Evans whilst growing up, probably the same as all Llanelli boys of my age

8  Coaches you have worked with, (HPC you attend)?

Huw John, Chris Rees, Zhou Junling. Currently Eddie & Matt

9  Long term Badminton Goals? 

Selection for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Win an International tournament

10 How does it feel to be part of the HPC/Talent group?

It’s a dream of everyone who plays competitive sport to represent their country, I feel proud and privileged to do so.

      As a coach at HPC West it’s also great to help the youngsters develop and achieve their goals.