Clubs and sessions

Clubs and sessions in Hertfordshire

There are many places that people can play badminton, sports centres, schools, village halls etc (see Sports Centres, section).  Organised badminton is available in such venues either as clubs or through other agencies.   More information on Herts affiliated clubs is provided below and on the respective junior clubs and senior clubs pages
More women in badminton This Girl Can week 16th - 25th October 2015
Badminton Sessions
Comprehensive search for all clubs, badminton sessions and potential venues, go to the Badminton England website
Please note that where there are differences for clubs' contact telephone numbers from the HBA junior and senior clubs listings (links above), the PlayBadminton numbers are often those of the sports facility.
No Strings
To find a 'no strings' badminton session via BE website map click here.  For recent 'no strings', pay-and-play sessions in East Herts, St Albans, Watford and Welwyn, click here .  
Premier Clubs
BADMINTON England Head Office have released an online procedure for Premier clubs, both Junior and Senior.  For more information click here
This season's list of mainly league-playing clubs that are affiliated to HBA and Badminton England is organised by location and are updated mainly when clubs and league organisers provide fresh details.  The clubs are divided broadly into senior  clubs and junior clubs.
The leagues' club updates and their abbreviation for the club data are shown in the Herts leagues section. 
Please send updates to Dave Bartlett.

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 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