Fontaine is a 27-year-old international badminton player and has been England’s number one women’s singles player for the last three years.

Whilst Fontaine is a driven and focused athlete, she has also achieved a degree in Sports Event Management and is finishing a Masters in Journalism from Leeds Becket University.

Fontaine first represented England at the age of 12 in a junior international and since re-joining the national squad in 2014, she has achieved over 20 England caps. She has competed all over the world in international tournaments and is aiming to qualify for her third individual European Championships in April and third World Championships in August, as well as the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Giving Back

Fontaine will always have an inner ambition to achieve more in all areas of her life and as a is very self-motivated athlete, she wants to give back to organisations that have not only helped her throughout her career but that can make a difference in other people’s lives too.

Whilst she was studying at university, she managed to volunteer at a number of events and work with organisations that give back to young people and children.

In 2011, Fontaine volunteered at the UK School Games in Sheffield as a Team Attaché for England Fencing. Following this Fontaine became a Smash Up! leader, a 6-week initiative started by Badminton England to encourage young people to stay after school and do sport.

During the 10 years Fontaine was sponsored by Network Rail, she was involved in their No Messing campaign to keep young people off the railway tracks around Coventry and was also lucky enough to be involved in the opening of a London boxing gym alongside Amir Khan.

For the last 6 years, Fontaine has been involved in coaching and developing young badminton players, from 5 to 18 years old, in Leeds and Birmingham and would now like to help young people outside of her sport.

Competitive Record

2017 European Mixed Team Championships Bronze Medallist

2016 Women’s Singles English National Champion

2016 National Badminton League Champions with Birmingham Lions Team

2016 Irish Open Quarter Finalist

2016 Swiss International Semi Finalist

2015 Irish Open Quarter Finalist

2015 Hellas International Winner

2015 European Mixed Team Championships Silver Medal

2015 Swedish Masters Quarter Finalist

2014 Welsh International Semi Finalist

2014 Hungarian International Winner

2014 Dutch Open Semi Finalist

2014 Uber Cup, Women’s World Team Championships Quarter Finalists

2014 Women’s European Team Championships Bronze Medalist