Serving up inspiration at Rydal Penrhos

Former Team GB badminton star, Gail Emms, will be the special guest at Rydal Penrhos' annual Sports Awards dinner

Gail Emms, who has a wealth of international successes to her name, will visit Rydal Penrhos School on May 11.

During the celebration, the 40 year old will speak about her experiences within sport and hand out the prizes to those that have worked exceptionally hard over the course of the academic year.

As a former world champion, and having won a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games with mixed badminton doubles partner Nathan Robertson, Emms has now retired and can look back on a career that saw her reach the very top of her sport.

She began playing badminton from the age of four and shaped her career around the sport representing, her country for the first time in 1995.

Now retired from professional competition, she has turned her attentions to sharing the hugely positive impact that sport can have on life and wellbeing. To that end, she works as a Youth Sport Trust and Badminton Sport England Ambassador, inspiring young people to be more active and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Director of Sport, Allen Boyd, said: “We are very much looking forward to having Gail with us here at Rydal Penrhos to celebrate the incredible sporting success achieved by our wonderful pupils.”