Falcons Team member Nathan Tang has been appointed to the Athlete Advisory Group that will play an integral role in providing input and feedback ahead of the Victorian 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The AAG’s role is to work alongside Commonwealth Games Australia and provide insight from their experiences as athletes to assist in planning, alumni engagement and overall athlete support during the lead up to 2026.
“I am super proud to be involved with what’s going to be a home ground tournament for Australian athletes,” Tang said.
“This is another great opportunity to give back to the badminton community and help Australian sport continue to grow.”
Tang made his Commonwealth Games debut in Birmingham 2022 where he made it through to the Round of 32 in the Men’s Singles as well as the quarter-finals of the Men’s Doubles.
“We have such a huge pedigree of young badminton players coming through our ranks so hopefully we can medal at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
“We are looking primed for some good results as we will have plenty of support from the home crowd,” Tang said.
In addition to Tang, the AAG includes:
Paige Hadley (Netball), Karen Murphy AM (Bowls), Greg Hire (3×3 Basketball), Anabelle Smith (Diving), Nina Kennedy (Athletics), Brandon Wakeling (Weightlifting), Tahlia McGrath (Cricket), Aran Zalewski (Hockey), Chris McHugh (Beach Volleyball), Matthew Levy OAM (CGE AAC) and Shayna Jack (Swimming)
Tang said he was proud to be a part of a group of athletes that represented various sporting codes.
“Badminton has always been a small community here in Australia, to now combine with athletes from other sports I will be able to hear their thoughts and insights from their experiences,” he said.
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