Player Profile

Matthew HughesMatthew Hughes












1 Name & DOB & where do you live?

Matthew Hughes 31/10/78 Cardiff  


2  Discipline- partner?

Mens Doubles-Martyn Lewis  


3  How did you get started in Badminton?

Joined Llanfairfechan BC where my Mother and Father played.

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

Chose to play Badminton over football. Was at a similar level in football as badminton at the age of 15. Did I make the right choice? I believe I did. J


5  2-3 of your best achievements to date ?

Welsh Open winner doubles and mixed.

Numerous EBU/World Circuit gold medals

100 caps for Wales

6  Goals for this season?

To qualify for the Delhi Commonwealth Games.


7  Sporting heroes?

Pele, Ryan Giggs, Rexy Mainaky and Phil the power Taylor.


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

To many to mention over the 11 years I have been a full time player. Most resent Zhou Junling.


9  Long term Badminton Goals?

I think I’m already at the long term stage therefore want to keep looking at ways that I can improve but also help the Welsh Juniors that I’m currently working with as a coach to succeed as senior players.


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

I feel very happy with the squads I’m working with as a player and as a coach. From a coaches point of view I believe the moral/spirit within the squad plus willingness of all the players to work and help each other has never been so positive.