Ray Lewis - WBC Coach
Originally from Carmarthenshire, it was there that Ray developed a love for badminton. As a player Ray achieved Senior County level representing Carmarthenshire. As well as playing Ray began coaching junior players in the area.
Ray's job as a Senior Education Officer provided him with the opportunity to work in Singapore and from there he moved to New Zealand with his family in 1999. Whilst in New Zealand he carried on his involvement in badminton setting up the BadminFun programme, which he delivered to local schools. Through the BadminFun programme, the schools involved won many medals at the Bay of Plenty Inter-Schools Championships and the AIMS Games and also had teams representing at the New Zealand Secondary Schools National Championships.
In 2015 Ray returned to Wales, relocating in Wrexham, where he has introduced BadminFun to over one hundred and fifty primary school children in the Wrexham area, from this he has run a successful school team competition between St Peter's, Rossett, Ysgol Estyn, Hope and Darland , Rossett with more events like this coming up in the future.
Ray holds a BWF Shuttle Time Teacher Award and will be working to gain his UKCC Level 1 Coaches Qualification in October 2017.