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Who Am I

Richard Vaughan is the Chief Executive Officer for Badminton Ireland, Director at the British Olympians and Communications Director for Badminton Europe.

Prior to this Richard was worked in Digital marketing, directing accounts for Gravit-e (part of the FD Group) specializing in eCommerce and digital marketing.

Richard was a former Double Olympic Badminton Player and former Badminton World No7, from Caerphilly, Wales. British No1 for a decade, Medallist at the European and Commonwealth Badminton Championships in addition to 21 International title wins.

In a career hampered by injury, Richard reached the last 16 of the 2000 Olympic Games with wins against Thailand number one Boonsak Polsana, and Swedish number one Wengberg before losing to the World Champion Sun Jun from China. In the same season he won a European bronze medal in men’s singles at the 2000 European Championships in Glasgow.

Richard won a bronze medal at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games with wins over Singapore’s Susilo and India’s Gupta. In 2004, Vaughan had a series of good wins including beating World Champion Xia Xuanza (China) at the All England, Tien Minh Nyguen (Vietnam) at the US Grand Prix, before qualifying for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games reaching the last 16.

In 2005 Richard found the Richard Vaughan Badminton Academy, an Elite non-profit Academy to support young British Badminton Players. The RVBA produced numerous British junior badminton champions, Commonwealth Games players, National senior Badminton champions, and formed a corporate social responsibility programme with Finsbury foods via a badminton in schools programme, feeding in the RVBA Academy in the South Wales valleys.

As a member of the Team Bath Badminton Team (Bath University) he gained a BSc in Economics & Politics, a MA in Coach Education and Development; helped the Team Bath Badminton Team winning the BUSA men’s singles title and team title in 2007.

Since 2005 Richard has enjoyed working as a performance consultant for organizations including the Catalan Badminton Federation, the Badminton World Federation 'Road to London 2012’, ‘Road to Rio 2016 projects and Badminton Europe on multiple regional projects.

Our Services Richard has years of digital marketing experience from his time based at Gravit-e (part of the FD group). Gravit-e specialises in B2B and B2C integrated ecommerce solutions, branding and communications. Assisting and supporting multi-channel clients drive more business by creating a sophisticated ecommerce and communication platform which helps clients acquire, convert, upsell and retain more customers.


Richard is certified by both Bing Adcentre, Google adwords, adsense and analytics; he has worked with a range of FMCG clients to maximise their online presence.


Richard has several year’s experience developing brands across a range of sectors including FMCG, B2B, and Sport.


Successful ecommerce solutions provide fantastic customer experiences. Gravit-e worked with customers to translate concepts to perfect integrated solutions.


Made a difference to businesses via developing integrated ecommerce solutions, offering experience, expertise and insight


Richard has over seven years experiences leading teams in commercial and sporting organizations.


With a Olympic sporting background, working with some of the best support personal in the world at BOA and UK Sport, Richard has a wealth of experiences that can improve team performance.


Richard Vaughan has years have experience as a player, representing Team GB at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, ranked 7 in the world, winning 21 international titles and European and Commonwealth medals along the way.
Richard trained in the Danish, Malaysian and Korean national teams and worked with many top coaches throughout his career- establishing global experience from the best in the sport.

Richards’s performance work includes:
Richard has a MA in Coach Education and Development from Bath University, and developed a skill based programme for Catalunya Badminton called 'Millor' Badminton and an adapted version for Badminton Ireland called 'Teicnic Badminton'.

For the past few years Richard has been involved in the development of the Badminton World Federations new school badminton programme called ‘Shuttletime’ and the new coach education/licensing system from level 1 to level 3, piloting all the levels in Ireland.

  • Performance lead for Catalunya Badminton – establishing a successful high performance system based around a new 5.8 million training centre in Granollers;
  • Performance lead for the Irish team at the 2012 Olympic Games;
  • Programme manager for the Badminton World Federations London 2012 project in Africa;
  • Programme manager for the Badminton World Federations Rio 2016 project in Rio;
  • Multiple Badminton Europe projects.

Areas of expertise include:

Who coaches the coach? Who supports, questions, challenges and rejuvenates the coach? Who ensures that the coach is innovating and thinking outside the box? Who steepens the learning curve and ensures that you reach your performance targets as soon as possible? We help you to support your coaches and provide beneficial resources around them, empowering them to deliver innovative, challenging and inspirational performance coaching.

Olympic Preparation Planning
You can draw on the vast Olympic experiences when planning the preparation for your next major event. We can help you to inspire your athletes with confidence, by designing and delivering the perfect training and competition preparation plan.
With our help they will arrive at the biggest event of their career, injury free, supremely energised, fearless and ready to conquer anything that may stand between them and their greatest ever career achievement.
Our Olympic preparation and planning provides support and advice on:

  • Training phases
  • Hydration, acclimatization and altitude training
  • Performance monitoring
  • A medical, health and immunity plan
  • Screening and injury risk assessment
  • Volume and intensity of training
  • The logistics of holding camps, training camps and break-out camps
  • Team-building
  • What if? Scenarios
  • Establishing clarity in support staff roles and responsibilities
  • Lifestyle planning and management

Need a training camp?
We will soon be announcing more residential badminton training camps and academies, all of which will be offering:

  • On-court technical and tactical development
  • Badminton-specific strength and conditioning sessions and advice
  • Performance analysis through video monitoring
  • Guest appearances from international players
  • Fully catered accommodation with sports nutrition guidance
  • Exclusive equipment discount
  • Your opportunity to experience life as a professional badminton player
  • High level support in mentoring and coach performance education

Develop your skills as a coach with our coach education workshops, which are built around a constructed programme to suit your performance requirements.

You can now supplement your existing coaching qualifications with real in-depth specific knowledge and understanding of your sport, alongside coaches who have delivered at the pinnacle of world and Olympic level.

Our team have been traveling the World to deliver coach education seminars and workshops to county, regional and club groups of coaches.

"On behalf of the coaches and players in Catalunya, I'd like to thank you for help establishing our training centre. Our players have really gained from your technical input and our coaches have been inspired with the modern training methods."
Rafael Lucas, Catalunya Badminton Technical Director

Performance Programme Consultancy
This gives you the opportunity to draw on the vast knowledge and experience of our world class performance programmes when designing your pathway.

Seminars and Presentations
Want to gain the knowledge for you to develop as a competitor within your sport?
Our team of specialist coaches can make a presentation to you, your team or group on a wide range of critical subjects that can have a big impact on your performance. These include:

The flow of energy between competitors in the heat of battle - how to recognize, create and control this to your advantage.

Do you fully understand and have what it takes to be a professional athlete?

How to develop a relationship based on trust, integrity and the sharing of a common goal in order to maximize performance and capability.

How to establish the culture, clarify the boundaries, identify the motivational forces and clear the pathway towards success.

Showing you planning, preparation and performance, including inspirational footage of a variety of Olympic Games.

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