Liz started playing badminton along with many other sports aged about six years and was coached by her mum.
When she was 19, Liz moved to Denmark for three years to develop her badminton further and that’s when she first started receiving proper technical coaching.
Liz has been a full time professional badminton player representing for England for over 15 years and having competed in World Championships, Commonwealth Games and European Championships. In 2002, Liz not only won her first international tournament but gained her first England cap.
The most influential tournament she competed in was her first Commonwealth Games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur. Career highlights include winning Commonwealth medals, reaching the top 20 in the World rankings and beating the World number seven ranked player. During her career Liz suffered many injuries and setbacks including slipped discs and several stress fractures but each time managing to bounce back better than before.
Liz retired fully from the sport in 2015 and since then has been doing badminton coaching as well as personal performance coaching where she helps individuals develop the right mindset to achieve their goals and become empowered.
Liz is very passionate about passing on to others what she has learnt through her sports career. She has learnt some of her most valuable life lessons on the badminton court and through the ups and downs of her journey and she is grateful that all of these experiences have put her in a position to be able to help others now.
Alongside her previous role as one of Sport England’s Sporting Champions Liz also worked with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust mentoring young people, which she still does now.
Liz has made a huge impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing her secret of what it takes to be the best version of yourself!