About Us

About us

Hertfordshire Badminton Association is the County Governing Body for badminton and is a member body of Badminton England, the National Governing Body.

Details of our committees can be found on the Committees and Contacts page of our website.    Other quick links:     HBA Constitution. Badminton England Insurance Options and queries   Badminton England Membership Insurance Policy summary

See also: HSBA website,  BE Safeguarding Children policy January 2015 


HBA Role of Honour

HBA Vice Presidents 

Elected AGM 2015Angela Blowers, Pat Walker, Phil Westwood, Paul Widdicombe .

Previously elected:

Laura Andes; Natalie Barton; Tony Clarke; Duncan Conway; Marion Conway; Margaret Cooper; Gail Emms; Malcolm Fraser; Andy Goode; Megan Lumb; Pam Newman; Lynne Parker; Byron Perry; Jim Shekle; Gary Southgate; Geoff Thomas.

HBA President, Bob Welsh 
HBA Executive Committee Meetings and Documents
Next meeting: 26 March venue t.b.a.
Meeting 11th December  Minutes 
Meeting 27 September: Minutes
Meeting 18 July 2017:  Minutes   
AGM 7pm 5th June at Birchwood Leisure Centre  
 Agenda    Notes to the Agenda   Minutes of AGM 2016  
BE strategy 2017-255 'Discover Badminton'  
 Partner reports
  Herts Sports Partnership   HSP AGM and strategic documents, June17

Regional Engagement meeting 24 October
Managed by BE Head Office's Julia Strong and Nick Rimmer 
About 24 people attended from across the sports spectrum 
AGM Monday 6th June Minutes  Development Coordinator's Report  
Committee meeting 14 March 2016  Minutes  Development Coordinator's Report   HSP Update   
Committee meeting 30 November 2015: Minutes  Development Coordinator's Report
Committee meeting 14 September:   Minutes    Development Coordinators Report  

Committee Meeting 27 July 2015
AGM 8th June at Birchwood Leisure Centre  
Minutes of AGM 8 June 2015 
Adrain Christy at HBA AGM 8Jun15 Adrian Christy, CEO BE, at HBA AGM speaks of badminton's future and invites feedback
Development Coordinator's Report
 Masters Report              HSBA Report
 Agenda and all reports as one file 
 HBA Newsletter June 2015

'Badminton future' and a question and answer session with Adrian Christy, CEO Badminton England.
  See him speaking about the new NGB's CEO Forum of which he is chair on YouTube.
More information to follow.
      Committee 8 March 2015  Minutes   Chairman's Report  Development Report
      Herts Report Dec 14 from Michael Nyarko, Regional Manager
       Committee 17 November 2014: Minutes
            HBA Committee November 2014
HBA Committee 17 November 2014 l-r: Brian Jackson, Colin Walker, Ed Lintott, Hilary Anderson, BoB Green,Gill Bartlett, Nigel Abdulla, Paul Kempster , Ken Winchester, (Steve Willis had just left and photo by Dave Bartett) 
       Committee  29 September 2014: Minutes
        Committee 29 July 2014
           Regional Report for Herts Jun14

         AGM : 2 June 2014 at Birchwood Leisure Centre
        County Chairman of Selectors Report
        Development Co-ordinator's Report         
        BE recommended fees for 2014-15 (to be voted at BE AGM, 28 June)
         Affiliated Clubs -
          Senior Club Member, £14       Junior Club Member, £4
         Direct Membership 
          Junior Club Member, £4
          Club England – Social, £8      Club England – Active, £23
          Club England – Community, Free    Club England – Premier, £17
         Coaches, £40
         Recommended HBA fee to remain unchanged again £3.70 adults £1 juniors
         Regional Manager, Rhiannon Smith, presentation 'New Opportunities for Clubs' 
        Committee meeting:
         11 March 2014  Minutes  BE HO Update for Herts for March14
         26 November Minutes   BE Business Strategy 2014-17
                              Post meeting: BE Regional Mgrs Report
          8th October 2013 Minutes 
          24 September 2013 Minutes
         Committee meeting 16th July 2013 Minutes 
         AGM 4th June, 2013: Minutes   Revised Constitution
                  Development Co-ordinator's BHDC Annual Report for 2012-13
       Committeee meeting 12th March 2013: Minutes
       Committee meeting 27th November 2012: Minutes
       Committee meeting 25th September 2012: Minutes 
       Committee meeting 24th July 2012:   Minutes
          Reports:  Herts Corporate Games 19th June.  Herts Youth Games 8th July ,
       AGM 12June 2012
          Development Report          Regional Manager' Legacy Presentation  (for a better quality file please email HBA Development Co-ordinator)
        Committee meeting 13th March 2012
        Committee meeting: 8th November 2011
Committee 20th September 2011
Committee 19th July 2011
    Development Report (Minutes of BHDC 11-Jul-11)
   AGM 6th June 2011
                  Chairman Secretary and BE Representative's Report
                  Herts Open Tournament 2010 Report
                  County League Report
                  County Chairman of Selector's Report
                  Development Co-ordinator's Report
                      Regional Officer's Report
                      RO's Presentation Summary on the Opportunities of 2012 Games
                        RO's Presentation Full on the Opporunities of 2012 Games 
                  Coaching Co-ordinator's Report
Meeting 15th March 2011
       No BHDC meeting since Oct10

AGM 2010 Minutes: 2010
HBA meeting 10th November 09
         BHDC reports to HBA meeting:

          RDO Report
          BHDC Annual Plan April 2009: update
        SWHIBL Report
HBA AGM 1st June 2009
          Minutes: 1st June 09
          Development Report for 2008-9
          Development Officer's Report
Acronyms and Glosssary of Terms

HBA History
Link to Hertforshire Schools Badminton Association
More about us by clicking 'More', below.

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

Compliance with General Data Protection Regulations
All  badminton clubs, leagues and county badminton associations will need to be compliant with these EU regulations by 25 May this year. BE Head Office are preparing advisory documents and they will become available on their Governance webpage over the coming weeks. 
MasterStrokes Badminton Coaching -  Starting 22 April
 Returning to the sport after some time out?
A social player looking to play competitively?
A regular player looking to make improvements to your game?
An older junior looking to step up to a senior club?
Come and join us!
· Sessions led by qualified and experienced coaches
· A mixture of coaching and games
· For those looking to take their game on to the next level
When: Sundays 7-9pm: Starting 22 April Where: Hertfordshire Sports Village (HSV) Cost: £10 per night (pay on the night)
Interested? Email msbcoachingl@gmail.com or call 07899 726909 to register
General Data Protection Regulations Come into Force 25th May
This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. 
While Badminton England Head office will be preparing draft template policies and procedures and templates for clubs and organisations to use to comply with the new regulations you can read/download now the authoratative Information Commissioner's Office document on the background and the steps need to comply here.  
Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary