Junior Clubs

Junior Clubs

Junior Clubs affiliated to BADMINTON England (BE) in th edownload list below are in bold.  To play in HSBA leagues clubs must affiliate to BE. The insurance status of unaffiliated clubs is unknown and therefore cannot be recommended. BE accredited Premier clubs are also indicated.
Clubs obtain Premier accredititation from BE for standards in Duty of Care and Child Protection, Quality of Coaching and Competition, Sports Equity Ethics and Club Management. The Government has asked schools and Local Authorities to refer children to only those clubs that are affiliated and preferably are, or are working towards, accreditation.
Some, non-club 'junior coaching sessions' (unaffiliated) are also shown. School-run clubs ar enot shown.
Please send me, Dave Bartlett, any updates by Email
- to obtain a location map click on 'Map' next to club name and this will open a Google or StreetMap map. Or copy and enter the club's location or post code into Google or website:http://www.streetmap.co.uk/.
 To view all Badminton England affiliated junior clubs (listed on BE website), click here.
North Herts Junior Clubs:
 Hitchin Junior BC: Thursday 6:30-8pm, Hitchin Boys School, Hitchin.
For junior aged 7-18. Sessions include coaching and games.
For more details contact Anthony Searle 01462 436297.
Baldock Junior BC: Saturday 2-4pm, Knights Templar Sports Centre, Baldock.
A Badminton England Premier club for juniors from 6-18 years old. Sessions include coaching, games, fun games and the opportunity to play matches.
For full details see http://www.bjbc.org.uk/ or contact Bob Green on 01462 649647.
Academy BC: Sunday 4-6pm, Fearnhill School, Letchworth.
A club focusing on family participation with adults and juniors playing together.
For more details contact Robert Tucker on 01763 288209.
Shuttles Junior BC: Friday 6-8pm, Fearnhill School, Letchworth.
For juniors from 10-16 years old. Sessions include coaching and games. Focus on improving player skills.
For more details contact Ben Vranjkovic 07983 504989.
St John's Barnwell School in Stevenage, 9-10am Saturday mornings

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