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He added: "Players are right behind the NBL. It is a game changer for our sport."
Joining Team Derby in the NBL will be the Birmingham Lions (University of Birmingham), Loughborough Sport (University of Loughborough), Surrey Smashers (University of Surrey), UoN Badminton (University of Nottingham) and Milton Keynes, the headquarters of England Badminton.
Derby will be among six university based franchises starting out in the new NBL, which will be televised by Sky Sports and is expected to feature most of the country's top players, signed up via a draft system.
"On match nights, we want to create an attractive, entertaining evening, with plenty of atmosphere," she said.
competitive. I hope it will be the same here."
"Hopefully, it will encourage badminton enthusiasts to come along and watch the top players in action but I'd also hope that general sports fans to come and see what the sport is all about.
Teams will play one another once in a mixture of home and away fixtures, before a one day knockout competition ends the season in summer next year.
Kellogg, who retired in 2009, has been instrumental in lobbying for Derby to have a team and the city's three time Olympian says she would love such a league to have happened while she was still playing.
of the London Olympics and Kellogg, who played in that exhibition match, hopes the league will prove just as popular.
"We want whatever crowd we get for the first game to come back!
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"We've continued to rise up the university rankings this year and we should continue to do so with the investment we have planned in our facilities."
Badminton England's ambassador for the NBL is Nathan Robertson, the Olympic silver medallist and former world champion.
Matches will feature a team of eight on a match night but they may hire a squad of 12. There will be five matches: men's and women's singles, then men's, women's and mixed doubles.
scoring format aimed at speeding up the game to make it more exciting for spectators.
The league is also likely to enhance the University of Derby's rising status in the world of sport.
Kellogg works for the university as a performance sports manager and says: "I think our successful bid for a team in the NBL shows how serious the university is about raising the profile of sport.
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