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Mads Conrad-Petersen: "I can see myself being a good role model"
Date: 10/2/2018 12:21 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones
Mads Conrad-Petersen has revealed to Badminton Europe, that when he puts down the racket he wants to help the future badminton stars.

The 30-year old is currently number six in the World Rankings with his partner Mads Pieler-Kolding which has been one of the best pairings in the world for some time.

Conrad-Petersen is a big believer in helping those who will embark on a career in the sport like has done so successfully.

After the playing career

Conrad-Petersen insists that he will continue to play badminton for the next few years but has been thinking about his post-badminton playing career.

Jutland-born, the Men’s Doubles player wants to go down the route of helping the younger players with contracts and general coaching and wishes he had that around five years ago.

- I would like to help some of the younger players with their contracts or also just to be a coach for them, I can see myself being a good role model for people like that.

- For me, I would have liked someone to do that for me five or six years ago. Because when you become one of the best in the world you don’t know how much you are worth.

- To have that person to speak to about it who has been in the same situation would be great, so I think I could be helpful in that kind of manner.

Staying close to home

Despite wanting to carry on the sport in a coaching fashion, the Dane does not really want to go into the national side of the coaching game, to spend time with his family at home.

Conrad-Petersen has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and a fiancé at home who he wants to be around for.

- I am quite sure that I won’t be travelling far when I finish my career because it is tough to be away from your family for 130 days a year.

- To be a national coach or something would not really be ideal for me because it still involves a lot of travelling.

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