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The Passing of Fred Chinnery

It is with regret that we have to report the passing of Fred Chinnery, after a protracted period of illness, Monday 10th October.

 Fred receiving HSP Service to Sport Award

Fred himself had a long badminton history as player and coach. He first played badminton in Middlesex around 1945, organising teams to play in the local works leagues. About the same time as he was selected to play for the Middlesex County team he decided to qualify as a coach. He moved to Stevenage New Town in 1955, to find there were few organised sports clubs in this part of Hertfordshire. So he persuaded the management of British Visqueen to mark out a badminton court in the middle of their spacious factory. He started a badminton club there, and (with others)

created the Stevenage Works league. At this time he also played for Herts County team, was elected to the HBA committee where he became a County Selector, eventually being elected President.


His influence on junior badminton opportunities, particularly in the 70’s, was similarly far-reaching. With Malcolm Fraser, Fred was instrumental in forming the Herts Schools Badminton Association, and was elected coach and selector to the Herts County Junior team. Malcolm and Fred spent many Sundays transporting the team to matches throughout the Eastern region, and Fred later became selector for the Eastern Region Junior team.


It was while he was injured and unable to play that Fred decided to coach full time in local secondary schools. He realised keen and talented youngsters were not being accepted by local adult clubs. So he began a coaching club for youngsters 6-18 years old at John Henry Newman school. In this venture he was ably helped by Pam, his wife, who undertook many of the administrative tasks, including their successful application for Premier Club status. When Shephall Sports Hall opened the club moved there, becoming known as SCOBE (Stevenage Centre of Badminton Excellence) under leadership of Fred and Pam’s son, Bruce, but with Fred retaining an active interest and Pam continuing with admin.  The club closed in July 2013.


In October 2009 Fred was presented with the Herts Sports Partnership Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to badminton  over so many years, but his true reward and legacy are the many players he coached, some of whom played for the County or for their University, and many of whom are still playing in local clubs. 

Herts Badminton People at Rio

Good to see Herts players and coaches with the GB Badminton Team in Rio.
Herts Vets player, Jon Austin,  left of Rajiv (from neighbouring Middlesex) and Level 3 coach, Peter Jeffrey, 2 to his right.  Follow the action on Twitter with BE's Lauren Smith.
Herts Parabadminton Tournament 23 July 2016
A really enjoyable tournament at Herts Sports Village.
Herts Parabadminton Tournament 2016 

SchoolHire Partnership

 Herts Sports Partnership has formed a new partnership with SchoolHire to provide the public with access to sports facilities throughout Hertfordshire. it will give schools and other facilities the opportunity to maximise the use of their sports halls, pitches and courts allowing more people to be more physically active on a regular basis.Beach or e-badminton anyone? 
SchoolHire was launched to help the public easily locate sport facilities in their vicinity, while at the same time providing venues with an online platform to advertise their onsite facilities. To find out more about the partnership, click the link below:

HSP & SchoolHire Partnership

BADMINTON England News Feed

Parsons reflects on career-high after Swiss International success

Sam Parsons roared to victory in the Swiss International after getting the better of Ukrainian Artem Pochtarev 21-8 21-17 in the final.


Adcocks one win away from reaching final in Denmark

Chris and Gabby Adcock booked their place in the YONEX Denmark Open semi-finals with victory over Li Junhui and Bao Yixin of China 


YONEX Denmark Open hopes over for the Adcocks

Chris and Gabby Adcock’s hopes of reaching the YONEX Denmark Open final came to an end on Saturday afternoon as they lost to the reigning European champions. 


Eight-year-old boy returns to court after open heart surgery

Keen badminton player Etienne Clapham, eight, was determined to get back on court following open heart surgery recently.   


Adcocks looking to book semi-final spot in Denmark

Chris and Gabby Adcock know they are in for a battle if they are to reach the semi-finals of the YONEX Denmark Open. 


Dates for Your Diary

HBA Newsletter for February 2016 

Badminton England County Engagement Meeting  
7pm Monday 24th October
Room W042 in the Law Courts Building, University of Hertfordshire
Representatives from all organisations with badminton interests are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
The Annual Carl Couzens’ Memorial Quiz Night
              In aid of  asthma UK
Saturday 22nd October 2016
 The Canary Club, Hitchin Town Football Club,
Fishponds Road, Hitchin, SG5 1NU
    7.15pm for 7.45pm start
Click here for flyer with more information