Matthew Abela

NOC Malta Olympic Committee Discipline Badminton

Athlete’s biography

Gender: Male
Country: MLT Malta

Matthew Abela | Badminton

Hailing from a family that is active in Badminton, Matthew picked up his first racket at the age of 5.  When he was 13, he decided to focus solely on Badminton. Since 2016 he has retained the National Champion title and also qualified for the European Championships in 2018 and 2020.  Matthew brought home a number of medals in his participation in the Algeria, Egypt and Israel International competitions.  Matthew has an Advanced Diploma in Sports as well as BWF Level 1 and 2 Coaching certifications.  For the past three years, Matthew has been training on a professional level at the Centre of Excellence in Denmark, following a rigorous selection programme.  He is currently ranked 312 in the BWF and ranked 93 in the European Ranking list.

         Photo Credit: Per Christensen