Herts Badminton Association Committee

HBA Committee 2013-14

Minutes and reports of HBA meetings are on the About Us webpage






Paul Kempster

01438 313767


County Secretary


Minutes Secretary


Simon Gouldstone 




Colin Walker

01992 422073


County Squad Team Management

Andy Walden, Liz Austin and Ben Vranjkovic



Tournament Sec. 

Eddie Lintott

01727 864240



County League Coordinator

Graham Cobb


Development Co-ordinator.

Badminton Herts Development Committee Chairman

David Bartlett*

01438 715374


Coaching Co-ordinator

Brian Jackson*

01920 438561


Veterans Rep.

Steve Willis

North Herts Rep.

Bob Green*


Hertford Area League Rep

Pam Newman



East Herts Development Rep

Doug Clark*


South West Herts League Rep

Martin Winstone*



Ken Winchester*

 01707 645025


News Editor


County Welfare Officer Barbara Lewczynska 01923 856539 Email
HBA President Bob Welsh 

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 
Minutes and reports of HBA meetings are on the About Us webpage. 

Senior County Chairman of Selectors

Overview:  The Chairman of Selectors principal role is to help with the smooth running of the senior county teams. They are responsible for the co-ordination of team selections for county matches according to agreed criteria and for organising the senior county training programme.

 Time involved: There are 3 weekends for Premier league matches for the county first team. For the regional divisions, changes for 2015/16mean the matches will now also be taking place on those same weekends but on individual days.  Around 30 hours pre-season training sessions to assess players and assist with squad selections.
Attendance at HBA committee meetings with 4held per year and each 2 hours in duration. 

Knowledge required:  The individual must have knowledge of the game and of the players who are eligible to represent the county. They must also become familiar with the rules of the Senior County Competition to support the team captains with queries, disputes and to escalate any issues to Badminton England.

Responsibilities:  Organise the senior county pre-season training programme

- Co-ordination of the players who are eligible to represent the county

- Support team captains with the selection of players

- Attend the 4 HBA committee meetings held during the year and report on team progress  

Contact HBA Chairman Paul Kempster if you can help.


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