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Yonex Olympians Tour, 16Dec16 was a Great Success for All Ages

Marcus and Chris at Stanborough School
The Yonex Olympians Tour Friday 16th December included a visit by Marcus and Chris to Stanborough School (above, photo by Mike Piggford) and St John's Lemsford (below), which as keen badminton players they were very excited about.
Marcus and Chris at St John's lemsford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the evening, owing to Chris being unavailable Herts Senior Squad member, Zach Daniels, partnered Marcus to play against representatives of our junior and senior squads and about 15 clubs: programme (below). The evening was very ably MC-ed by HBA Chairman, Paul Kempster, who as a player for many years, knows many of the participants. Yonex had a stall there.
Demonstration tournamenst at HSV 
The Programme of Olympian’s, County Squad and Club representatives' Matches:
7:15 – 7:20 Welcome, Photos:
7:20 – 7:40 Junior County squad 5 minute games, U12, 14,16, 18
7:40 – 7:50 Senior County Demonstration
7:50 – 8:00 County Masters Demonstration
8:00 – 8:10 UoH Team Demonstration
8:10 – 9:05 Approx. 4 minutes games with rep. club players, junior and adult
9:05 – 9:15 Q/A and Finish
9:15 – 10:00 Courts available for games
Entry Donation £1 at the door was in aid of English Federation of Disability Sport and Herts Badminton Coaching and Development
It was a great evening - also a chance to show support to BE in the light of UKSports' withdrawal of funds to the Elite Programme.. If you would like to support BE and our claim please click this link   to UK Government Petitions.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.
More photos on Flickr: https://goo.gl/H4CZ1w
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HBA Committee is reeling at news of World Class Programme funding withdrawal

Herts Badminton Association Committee members and top players cannot comprehend how this decision was made given the Olympic successes and progress towards Tokyo Olympics. See BE website article.
It will also be a big disappointment to our aspiring juniors of all standards.
We categorically support Head Office appeal to UK Sport and Sport Resolutions (UK) and expect a speedy reversal of the decision. 
If you would like to support BE and our claim please click this link   to UK Government Petitions.

Jonathan Larkworthy Receives HSBA Young Coach of the Year Shield

Jonathan received the Shield from club coach and organiser Gill Bartlett in front of his Marshals JBC club mates at Sandringham school 6th December.
Jonny Larkorthy receives shield
Jonathan who  as well as helping weekly at Marshals and also plays at Abbey has helped at several community events this summer and has helped start an after-school club at his school, Beaumont.  Head coach, Dave Bartlett, writes 'Jonathan is punctual, reliable, patient, enthusiastic, always good humoured, but above all he listens to the people he is coaching and adjusts his style to meet their needs: he is a credit to the sport.

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Dates for Your Diary

HSBA Newsletter January 2017 

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Still taking bookings for Coaching Courses:
UKCC Level 1 at Hertford Regional College (EN10 6AE)
Course Dates & Times:
Day 1: Saturday 11th February 2017 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 2: Saturday 18th February 2017 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Day 3: Saturday 25st February 2017 - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Price: £225 (£215 for BE members). See application form on Coaching: Courses for Coaches section of this website
For a potential subsidy please contact HBA Coaching Coordinator, Brian Jackson, or see Ray Learney Fund on website Funding section.
 
Level 2 at Hertford Regional College (EN10 6AE)
Course Dates & Times:
Day 1: Saturday 11th February 2017 09:00-17:00
Day 2: Saturday 18th February 2017 09:00-17:00
Day 3: Saturday 11th March 2017 09:00-17:00
Day 4: Saturday 29th April 2017  09:00-17:00
Price: £380 (£370 for BE members, £355 for Registered Coaches
See application form on Coaching: Courses for Coaches section of this website
For a potential subsidy please contact HBA Coaching Coordinator, Brian Jackson, or see Ray Learney Fund on website Funding section.


SmashUp!
SmashUp! Badminton is a modern mix of mates, bass-line pumping music and big hitting badminton challenges that aims to make any session a social hub.
Attendees will be able to: understand SmashUp! badminton and the fundamental skills needed to play; deliver SmashUp! activities to groups of young people; understand and apply basic rules for informal SmashUp! games; and organise SmashUp! challenges and social competitions. 

Wed 15 February 2017, 9:30-12:30 at Sir Frederic Osborn School, Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2AF  Cost: £50.  Click here for more information and to apply.

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Developing Overhead Deception  (course for coaches)

Venue: Birchwood Leisure Centre

Date: Sunday 12th February 2017

Time: 2pm-5pm   Cost £30 (for Registered coaches)

 
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New! Wednesday No Strings in Ware

A new No Strings session has recently started up in Ware which you may be interested in:

 

Venue: Allenburys Sports & Social Club, Priory Street, Ware SG12 0DJ

Day/Time: Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Cost: £5 per session

 

If you need any further information please contact the session coordinator Paul Widdicombe:

E: paulwiddicombe@outlook.com

M: 07776 457651

 
 
 
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New! Essentials Badminton Course at Hatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, AL10 8TJ, on Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm for 8 consecutive weeks from March 1st to April 19th. The cost is £40 and includes a FREE racket. If interested in learning a bit more about badminton please call reception on 01707 276276 and book on as places are limited. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.