Bronze Scholarship- Badminton

Scott Oats - Badminton Bronze Scholarship

Athlete Information:

Name: Scott Oates

Age: 18

Sport: Badminton

Course: Sport Coaching

Year of study: 1

Athlete Profile

Scott is a Welsh international badminton player and is the current Welsh senior national doubles champion. Scott's badminton career originated at the age of 9 at Deeside junior badminton club. Scott has represented Wales at every single age group from the age of 12 until this current date. Scott has been a junior national champion in every single age group, and in his first season as a senior, won the Senior national championships. Scott has played in countries all over Europe, including Belgium, Spain, Slovenia and Denmark and hopes to not only compete, but win medals at more European and International events.

His aim is to compete in the 2022 commonwealth games in Durban and is on track to accomplish his goal.


What difference has the scholarship made?

'When it came down to choosing a university, I wanted to balance my academic life with my sporting life and It didn't take me long to realise that Cardiff Metropolitan University was perfect for me to enhance my education and also provide support for me to accomplish my sporting goals. I have received world class support from Cardiff Met, in an expensive sport with very little funding put into it, the use of sports massage, strength and conditioning, gym membership and physiotherapy have aided my training to increase my performance levels. I receive a campus allowance, this is perfect for me as I can sit down and have a meal, or if I am in a rush to get to training I can pick up a meal deal to take with me.'