Glasgow 2014: Nathan Robertson to coach Jersey badminton team

Former Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson will coach Jersey's badminton team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He will coach Jersey's "strongest" Commonwealth badminton team, according to their Games Association head.

England's 2010 bronze medal winner Elizabeth Cann returns to represent her home island for the fourth time.

Nathan Robertson

Nathan Robertson
  • Won Olympic mixed doubles silver with Gail Emms in 2004
  • Won eight Commonwealth Games medals for England, including mixed doubles gold in 2006
  • World mixed doubles champion in 2006

Mark Constable, who won team bronze in 1998 and gold in 2002 for England, and Jersey-born former England player Mariana Agathangelou, are also picked.

Agathangelou also won team bronze for England in 2010 is joined by Danish-based professional Solenn Pasturel who has played for Jersey at every Games since 1998, and 22-year-old debutant Alex Hutchings.

"The team are most fortunate to have Nathan Robertson as their coach," said the head of Jersey's Commonwealth Games Association Alan Cross.

"Nathan is a very experienced international badminton player. He has also won medals at the Commonwealth Games and he promises to be an invaluable asset to Team Jersey and will help to motivate them to perform at their very best.

"This is, without doubt, the strongest badminton team that Jersey has ever sent to a Commonwealth Games."