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News                                                             Click here to go to HBA Official Documents 
  


Red Card to Red Tape!
Click here to read the Sport and Recreation Alliance  report recommending changes to red tape affecting clubs.

Clubs wanting BE-HBA affiliation forms or advice should contact Registrations Secretary, Malcolm Fraser   
 
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Club Development contacts:

Badminton Development Officer:  Jenni Crisp is Badminton Hert's BDO.  her contact details can be found on the HBA Committee page, click here.  And reports of badminton development in Herts can be found on the Badminton Herts Development Committee webpage.

 

Community Badminton networks

BE CBN leaflet 

 

Starting a Junior Club or Section

Click here for advice.  Comments  gratefully received.

Information for running a Club from Sport England

Note: our BDO can help you obtain 'Clubmark' - called by BE 'Premier Club'.  See also the Sport England Clubmark website

BE Head Office is Looking for People Passionate about Developing Grass Root Badminton. If you are interested ad have some experience click this link for more information 
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Vetting and barring for Children & Vulnerable Adults

The government have scaled back the vetting and barring scheme (VBS) and criminal records regime to common sense levels while ensuring vulnerable groups are appropriately protected.

2013:  New disclosure and vetting service began its work

Report and recommendations following the review of the vetting and barring scheme can be found here: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/crime/vbs-report?view=Binary

 
 
 
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Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

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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. 
 
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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
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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