Gillian PATMORE

Board Member (re-appointed since June 2021) & Member of the Performance Committee

  • Acting State Director from June to November 2020
  • Former Member of the Junior Committee
  • Former Junior Selector
  • Currently a member of the Australia Junior High-Performance Committee.
  • Began playing badminton at the age of 10 in Geelong.
  • Represented Victoria in all age groups over the course of approx. 10 years and won Victorian and Australian titles along the way.
  • Has continued to play badminton and be actively involved in the administration of the sport.
  • Holds committee positions on the Geelong and Mountain District Badminton Association.
  • Managed and coached various Victorian junior teams.​

Vee-Vian CHONG

Performance Program Coach & Member of the Performance Committee

  • Senior State Squad Coach
  • State Para Badminton Development Squad Coach
  • Assists in the Junior Performance Squad training sessions
  • Co-founder and coach of Westside Badminton

“I was introduced to Badminton when I was 11 years old. After being selected into the Malaysia National Team, I started representing Malaysia in various national and international tournaments. I moved to Melbourne, Australia when I was 19 years old to pursue my higher education and was delighted to find such a significant badminton community. I have had the opportunity to represent Australia in several local, national and international tournaments. Having experienced different training styles in two countries, I have found passion in sharing this experience, skill and knowledge through coaching others from different age groups and have recently established a BV [Member] club called Westside Badminton. With my high level of skill and [a] broad range of techniques, I am hoping to assist Para badminton in reaching the highest level in Australia.”

Ross SMITH

Performance Program Coach & Member of the Performance Committee.

  • Junior Squad Coach and mentors the Under 19 and Under 17 Junior players in the State Performance Program
  • Ross is a former Australian representative player, 2 x Olympian, 4 x Commonwealth Games representative
  • 4 x Oceania Champion and holds more than 12 International titles
  • Coach at Play Badminton
  • Coach at Maribyrnong Sports Academy

Matthew CHAU

Performance Program Coach & Member of the Performance Committee

  • Junior Squad Coach and mentors the Under 15 and Under 13 Junior players in the State Performance Program.
  • Former Australian representative player, Olympian & Commonwealth Games athlete
  • 4 x Oceania Champion and holds various international titles.