VAN HOOIJDONK James < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 27 Aug 1991 in Leverkusen, GER
Height1.75 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Pontlliw, WAL
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started playing badminton at the age of nine.
Why this sport? He played a number of sports as a youngster but badminton was the one he enjoyed the most. His father also had experience as a badminton player and they used to play as a family.
Club / Team Van Zijderveld: Amstelveen, NED
Name of coach Erwin Van Jooijdonk
Handedness Right
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at the European junior championships in Milan. (Badminton England, 08 Sep 2010)
Ambitions To represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games. (Badminton England, 08 Sep 2010)
Other information ADOPTED COUNTRY
He was born in the Netherlands but represents Wales, the country of his mother's birth. (BBC Sport, 13 Jul 2010)