Kuala Lumpur: Amelia Alicia Anscelly who won the gold medal at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games with Soong Fie Cho, was appointed as the women’s doubles coach for Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) in Malaysia.
Anscelly who was paired up with several different partners after her original partner Soong Fie Cho underwent a knee surgery at the end of 2015. She had decided to retire from professional badminton on April 2017, after experiencing performance deterioration due to frequent changes of partners.
And now, she has a chance to share her passion and knowledge of the sport to young Malaysian players and show them the next step in their careers.
“I thought of becoming an independent player after I retired from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). But I realized I was not as enthusiastic about playing badminton as before, that’s why I’ve decided to devote my energy into coaching.”
“My husband, family and friends have supported my decision to become the coach for these young shuttlers.”
Amelia Alicia Anscelly told Malaysian media that she would discuss the planning and vision of the program with the Malaysian youth coach Kwan Yoke Meng.
In addition to winning gold medal in 2015 Southeast Asian Games, she also won the 2015 Grand Prix Gold title at the Syed Modi International tournament with Soong Fie Cho, and both of them had reached their highest world ranking, at No. 17th on November 2015.