Aamir Ghaffar won the English National Badminton Championships in February 2004. He has been representing Middlesex County since 1996 and trains at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes.
Aamir has family ties in Peshawar, North West Pakistan. He made an international debut in 2002 – after fasting all day because England’s match with China fell during Ramadan. He has said that “my religion gives me discipline and strength”. In addition to a grueling training regime – five hours’ training six days a week – he is studying for an HND in business studies. About the future: “I just find the idea of joining the police interesting. You don’t need a degree, the pay is good and you still need to be fit. I’ve never had any hassle off the police. I’m pretty cool with them.”