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.