14-year-old Mark has been playing badminton for the past 8 years, if it hadn’t been badminton it would have been football but what else did Mark have to say about his chosen sport?

Name: Mark Abela

Age: 14

Club: Paola Badminton Club

How long have you been playing badminton? 8 years

Describe badminton in three words: fun, exciting and fast

What do you feel when your opponent has cheated? it makes me feel bad and angry

Which badminton skill do you think is the most difficult to master? backhand

What are you looking to achieve in badminton? to do well both locally and abroad

Who is your badminton idol? Lin Dan

Dream tournament to play in? Olympics

Favourite Movie? The Dark Knight

Favourite Musician? Eminem

If it hadn’t been badminton, what other sport would it be? Football

Things that you like to do while you are not playing Badminton? PlayStation and going out with friends.

Favourite Food? Pizza

Favourite music/bands? Pop music, Maroon 5

Your goal, outside of badminton in life? To be healthy and fit