Name: Moya Ryan
Date of Birth: 25/03/1998
Home Club: An Droichead Badminton Club, Co Clare/ BI Academy
Underage achievements up to U19: I have won national titles at U13, U15 and U17 in all three disciplines. As part of the Irish underage national team, I have won medals in the U15 Quadrangular competition, U17 Barcelona Open and U19 Hellas Open. I also represented Ireland at the European U19 Championships 2015. I have won multiple provincial senior titles in Ireland.
Things you love about badminton: I love the hard work and training for badminton and seeing the progression and development in my game. Badminton is a fast and exciting sport to play and I enjoy the tactical challenge of how to overcome opponents but most of all I just love being on court enjoying playing the sport.
Things that drive you nuts: I hate being late or unprepared for anything, and having my sleep disturbed. I’m also a bit of a clean freak and dislike mess or untidiness!
Studying where & what: I am currently studying Physical Education with Biology in Dublin City University.
One thing no one knows about you: When I was 2, and asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied “I want to be a pear.” I also enjoyed Irish Dancing and won a Munster title when I was young.
Badminton dreams: I am currently training towards my goal of winning a medal at European U19 Championships 2017. I hope to soon achieve my first senior cap for Ireland. The harder I work, I hope to keep achieving and to keep moving onwards and upwards, and who knows what can happen.
FZ Forza Equipment: Racket: Light 7, Shoes: Pro trainer pink glo, Bag: Trick pro 15 pce, Shorts/Skirts: Lana & Zari, String: FZ Power 68 plus.
What Moya says about FZ FORZA: "I love FZ FORZA because there is a wide range of comfortable and attractive badminton gear for both competition and training. The high quality of all the FZ FORZA products promotes my performance in both training and at tournaments. I feel the design and colour of the FORZA gear always looks great and I think it stands out on court. I am very grateful for the support I have from FZ FORZA and FORZA Sports Ireland."