Emms handed coaching role
Former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Gail Emms has been appointed to the Badminton England coaching staff.
Emms, who has been handed an initial short-term contract, will work alongside the national coaches and help develop England's female doubles prospects and young mixed doubles pairs.
The 36-year-old won the world mixed doubles title with Nathan Robertson in 2006 after the pair had been pipped to the Olympic title in Athens two years earlier.
Emms, who also won two Commonwealth Games gold medals and two European titles before announcing her retirement from the sport following the 2008 Olympics, said: "When I look back at my career and how important coaches were to me, I really want to give something back - and to mixed doubles in particular.
"I want to just try to help with my experience and the things I've learned in my playing career and try to mentor our young players.
"I'm here to work alongside the great coaches we have at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes and give a little bit of input."