WSBA is fortunate to be able to offer the highest level of coaching from an experienced and committed team of coaches coordinated by our head coach, Lorraine Cole (u19 England coach, ex-England international and Head of Badminton at Birmingham University).

Lorraine is ably supported by Stuart Ingram and Stephanie Cartwright-Randle (Badminton Developement Officer at the University of Wolverhampton) (both level 2 coaches).

They can be contacted as follows:


Coaching role

Mobile no.

Email address

Lorraine Cole

Head Coach

07966 142196

Stuart Ingram

U16 coach

07878 677699

Stephanie Cartwright-Randle

U14 coach

07976 814036

All of our coaches have been recruited safely in accordance with safer recruitment processes laid down by Badminton England, including any relevant criminal record disclosure and barred list checks.

Guest coaches – In addition, guest coaches will be brought in to add to the coaching programme during the year, including ex-international players and other coaches with significant coaching experience to offer.

Junior / assistant coaches – Our regular adult coaches will be assisted at various sessions by U17 junior county players, and occasionally by ex-junior county players who have taken their level one coaching badges.

Our regular coaching staff also attend and contribute actively to WSBA Committee meetings.

One-to-one coaching – Players looking for one-to-one coaching, should talk to their county coach, their club coach who will be able to point them in the right direction. We are also hoping to add a list of local coaches to the website in the near future.