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Aldo Polidano

Aldo started playing badminton at a very young age, winning all national titles and represented Malta in various international championships. Whilst time management is always a challenge Aldo juggles his family, business and sporting commitments well. A lesser known fact about Aldo is that he is a good singer and regularly performs at Voices concerts, [...]

Rebecca Spiteri

Rebecca has been taking badminton seriously for the past three years. Rebecca’s dream is to take part in international tournaments and making Malta proud. Italian influence seems to be strong in her choice of music (Il Volo) and food (Peperoni pizza). Her career path seems to be leading her in the field of chemistry Name: [...]

Yanika Polidano

Had she not followed her father Aldo’s footsteps in to the badminton family three years ago, Yanika would have opted to play basketball. Though she finds the backhand stroke challenging to master, Yanika still has strong ambitions to win competitions abroad. Yanika’s career goal is to become an architect. Name: Yanika Polidano Age: 15 Club: [...]

Nigel Degaetano

At 17 years of age, Nigel Degaetano is the eldest of the athlete’s contingent. With ambitions to become National Champion and ranked at European Level, Nigel’s finds mental focus the hardest skill to master. Nigel’s goal is to be the best he can be at what he does and be an inspiration to others. Name: [...]

Patrick Cassar

Patrick brings to the coaches pool 45 years of experience as an athlete. Patrick has obtained Level 1 and 2 Coaching qualifications which have been put to good use since 2006 resulting in successful performances from junior players under his instruction. Patrick’s family is an all round badminton family having an ex-champion for a wife [...]

Cheryl Gilford

Cheryl has been in the badminton scene for the past 4 and a half years. Cheryl is looking to win her categories in the Junior National Championships and gain more experience in the field. In the future she plans on learning coaching techniques to teach beginners how to master the sport. A fan of pop [...]

Sam Cassar

With a mother a former national champion, and a father with years of experience at national level, badminton seemed a natural choice for 14-year-old Sam Cassar, even though football seems to have been another potential option. With such a pedigree it is no wonder that Sam’s dream is to play in the Olympic Games. Name: [...]