2012 Games

2012 Games

On this page you will find content relating to 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As new information becomes available to us we will add it here: it will cover events, opportunities for players, clubs and coaches. There are many agencies involved: Sport England, BE, Local Authorities, county-wide co-ordinating organisations like ourselves, HBA and HSBA, and the umbrella organisation 'Herts is Ready for Winners' whose website is continually updated and where you can sign up for their regular newlsetters as we count-down to the Games.
If you know of something going on in your club, sports centre or area please email HBA Development Co-ordinator, Dave Bartlett or newsletter editor Gill Bartlett.
Our Badminton Herts Development Committee will also be helping make the most of this unique opportunity, so if you have any events, ideas or jsut want to register that you'd like to be involved, please contact your BHDC Representative, see details by clicking here
HBA, HBA and BADMINTON England Herts is Ready for Winners
Opportunities for clubs and coaches - a presentation by our Badminton Development Officer, Jenni Crisp: summary, click here , full version, click here.  
'BE Prepared' suggestions and template for a celebration or Legacy event; for more information contact Herts BDO Lee Bent.
Keep up to date with what BE HQ are doing by visiting their 'Road to 2012' webpage 

All the latest news from Herts Olympic-Paralympic organisation to maximise the opportunities for people and organisations in our county.

All the county's 2012 information on 'Herts is Ready for Winners'

Torchbearers in Herts - on JackFM site
Sport England and LOCOG

New 'Community Games' funding and volunteer opportunities. Register your event, here and then contact Herts Sports Partnership's Rebecca Small.

SportMakers workshop 18th April at Herts Sports Village: Flyer
Sport England 2012 'Inspired Facilities Fund' for Clubs' Facilities Refurbishment launched August 2011
Sport England has launched a £50million programme to refurbish and improve up to 1000
community sports clubs.  Herts Sports Partnerships are organising workshops to explain the application process.  See website 'Funding' section.

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