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- I went into a new career in whisky
Date: 1/30/2019 6:42 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
This week, we will treat you to an exclusive podcast chat with the Head Coach from  France Imogen Bankier.

The former World Championships silver medallist visited the BEC studio and spoke to our on-screen presenter, Rasmus Bech, Communications Manager at Badminton Europe.

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This week, we will treat you to an exclusive podcast chat with the Head Coach from Team France Imogen Bankier.

The former World Championships silver medallist visited the BEC studio and spoke to our on-screen presenter, Rasmus Bech, Communications Manager at Badminton Europe.

Watch the BEC Podcast here: YouTubeFacebookSpotifySoundCloudiTunes

Tasting a new career path

Bankier spoke about a career change for her and how different it was to sports, and how the business set up to where she is now.

- At the end of my career I went into a new career in whisky which was an interesting change from sport to alcohol, Imogen Bankier said.

- I worked in Scotland for two years with my family business until I moved to France and opened our whisky shop in Paris, she added.

Wanting a return to the sport she loves

The Scot also spoke about why she returned to the sport and she realised what she brought to badminton which made her want to take a new role.

- That has been three years now and it is going well, I am enjoying it and I am enjoying life outside of badminton but I am now starting to get involved with the French Federation and it is nice to give something back, Imogen Bankier said.

- The time out gave me a lot of perspectives and made me take a step back, it still interests me, I am still passionate about the game. 

I believe that I can teach players something, I am delighted to be back involved.


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