Ik ben Annemieke speelde tot 18 jaar geleden badminton. Toen werd mijn dochter geboren. Ik stopte met badminton en ging (meer) hardlopen. Mijn dochter speelde vroeger bij BV Zeeburg en nu speelt mijn zoon er.
As a relative newcomer to badminton, I support the youth trainers during training sessions. I discovered the joy (and physical intensity) of being part of a badminton club through my son and daughter. I wish I had a chance to play during my youth. The youth club of BV Zeeburg, however, gives me an opportunity to catch up! I aim to combine my “beginner’s mind” for badminton with my “lessons learned” from my training in various sports, including alpine ski racing, tennis, and football. Through “progress and not perfection,” I hope to help make badminton fun and a lifelong sport for the youth. I am originally from New York, with parents from Japan.