BEC Centre of Excellence, Holbaek, Denmark

Names of the players based at the centre:


Felix Burestedt
Matthew Abela
Milan Ludik
Sander de Decker
Jonathan Dolan
Elias Nicolaou
Jonathan Persson
Niks Podosinoviks
Ilias Xanthou


Toni Woods
Gerda Voitechovskaja
Ksenia Polikarpova
Lilit Poghosyan
Kate Foo Kune
Elena Diordiev

Names of the coaches:

Head Coach: Jeroen van Dijk
Coaches: Kestutis Navickas, Peter R. Jensen

Training setup

  • Full time Head Coach assisted by assistant coaches
  • Badminton practice on weekdays mornings from 07:30 - 9:45
  • Two evening sessions from 17:00 - 20:00 
  • Two physical sessions per week (total of 9 sessions per week)

Training will take place in the newly built Stenhushal (Hall of Stenhus) until Holbæk SportsCentre is ready by 1 January 2019.

Furthermore, BEC encourage education through links with local educational institutions and via distance learning, to support players who wish to combine badminton with studies.


  • Temporary Accommodation near Stenhus Gymnasium until 31 December 2018 (approximate cost is € 300 per month)
  • Accommodation near Holbæk Sportsby from 1 January 2019 (approximate cost is € 300 per month)

Contact information

Are you interested in joining Badminton Europe's Centre of Excellence in Holbæk?

Please reach out to head coach Jeroen van Dijk:

To apply for scholarships, please send the documents below through your National Federation:

 Scholarship Invitation - Players
 Nomination form

 Scholarship Invitation - Coaches
 Nomination form

Updated October 2018