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National coach joins Centre of Excellence
Date: 7/5/2020 3:19 PM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

John Dinesen joins the Badminton Europe Centre of Excellence from 3 August 2020.


Badminton Europe is happy to announce that the current national coach of Germany will be joining the Centre of Excellence (COE) from the beginning of August when his contract with the German federation expires.

The 54-year-old Dane has for more than a decade been working with the best players in Europe including players like Sabrina Jaquet, Luka Wraber and Mark Lamsfuss. Dinesen has previously worked as national coach in Austria and Switzerland before joining the German federation in late 2019.

Passion for badminton
As head coach for the Swiss players Dinesen was coaching top player, Sabrina Jaquet at the 2017 European Championships when the singles player claimed her first-ever bronze medal. Now Dinesen returns to Denmark after 12 years abroad, and he is looking forward to working with the players and the staff at COE.

- For a while I have been thinking about returning to Denmark if the right option came, and now is the time. With the job at COE I can continue to work with my passion for badminton on an international level and to work with players who have chosen to invest a lot to reach their dreams and potential, Dinesen said.

- I have an individual approach regarding development, and I love going into the practice hall working on all the small details which will make the difference in the end. With more than 25 years of experience as a professional coach, I hope that I can support the players to reach the goals they have, he added.

- He knows what it takes
Development & High Performance Senior Manager at Badminton Europe, Jacob Oehlenschlaeger is happy that Dinesen has agreed to put his name to a contract with Badminton Europe.

- With John, we get a coach who brings a lot of experience from the international level. He knows badminton and has been coaching since before the current top players were born. He has knowledge and coaching skills from which the players will benefit from the very beginning, Oehlenschlaeger said.

- He knows how to develop good players but also the “person behind” the player. He knows what it takes to do well at international level. He is a top-level coach, and I am happy and proud to announce that another strong coach will be joining our team, the Senior Manager added.


Profile:

John Dinesen:
Age: 54
Nationality: Danish

Coaching CV:
1995-2008 Full-time badminton coach in different clubs in Denmark
2002-2003: U17 National Coach, Denmark
2008-2014: Head National Coach, Austria
2014-2017 Head National Coach, Switzerland
2017-2019 Head National Coach & Sports Director, Switzerland
2019-2020 Bundestrainer (Doubles and singles), Germany

John Dinesen is replacing Kestutis Navickas, who has decided to seek new challenges. Badminton Europe would like to thank Kestutis Navickas for his dedication and contribution in making the COE successful and wishes him the best of luck for the growth of his professional life.



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