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Twelve participants are enjoying this year's Herts UKCC Level 1 badminton course at Herts Regional College delivered by BE tutor-assessor Sue Rutson (centre front row).
The 3 day course enables those who pass to assist any coached (badminton) activity, run adult No Strings (Pay & Play) sessions and run their own session using BE's 'Kicking up a Racket'
BE Coaching Department are releasing 'Racket Pack' for primary schools to replace the old Bisi scheme. Mike Piggford, Partnerships Manager (South East) brought details and a video of the new resource to Herts PE Conference attended by about 300 teachers at Herts Sports Village, 24th January.
Herts coaches assisting Mike were Gill and Dave Bartlett, Brian Jackson (HBA Coaching Coordinator), Gobi Ranganathan and Ken Winchester. Eleven teachers signed up for more information and Joe Humphries of Pirton Primary won the raffled Racket Pack pop-up net and racket. Information on Racket Pack can be found on the Coaching Courses section of this website
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.
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.
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. Post event: EFDS thankyou letter
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.