Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network

Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network

WH CBN LogoWH CBN comprises all clubs, junior and adult, schools, college, university, sport facilities and those interested in promoting and supporting badminton in the borough.  WH CBN clubs include Comets JBC,  Comets (seniors) Hatfield  Knebworth  Swifts .  Search for clubs on BE PlayBadminton website, for 'No Strings' sessions in Welwyn Hatfield click here, and enter post code.  
 
 Current clubs and sessions in WH - flyer. (WH badminton organisations can update their details in this Word document and email me the changed version) Application form for Course or Development Funding (consistent with Development Plan, to increase participation). Application form for financial Assistance with attending coaching related courses and workshops (HBA Ray Learney Fund)
Our Executive meets approximately three time a year.  Click here for our Constitution.
 
Notices 
 Birchwood Leisure Centre Badminton Taster Sessions for children 8-11years, 5-6pm, Tuesdays see flyer Hatfield Leisure Centre Summer of Badminton flyer 
 Next WH CBN Meeting:
5th September venue tba: 
 
HLC World Championships Father and Son Tournament

Nine fathers with their children played in the parent / child badminton tournament at Hatfield Leisure centre today to celebrate the BWF world championships in Glasgow this week. 

 
7 year old Dhruv Vaghela and dad Raj won with 7 year old Serah and dad Dom finishing runner-up. 
Kind regards 
Ian Robinson 
Finesse Leisure Badminton
 
 
 
                Tuesday                  Thursday
September
Week 1    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Week 2    Event – No Session  Unimited
Week 3    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Week 4    Unlimited                 Unlimited
October
Week 1    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Week 2    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Week 3    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Week 4    Unlimited                 Unlimited
Becky White
Sports Development Officer

HSV No Strings sessions: Week one will start at the 5th of September.

 
Hatfield Leisure Centre promoted all WH CBN clubs and sessions at Hatfield Galleria, 2nd August
 
   
Ian Robinson and Kumiko provided tasters to all ages and handed out lots of leaflets as part of WH Borough Council's Summer Activities
 
7pm Monday, 31st July, in the Academy Room, HSV, AL10 9EU
 
25 April Minutes    AIM Report   HSP Update 
 

Launch of Simply Amazing Welwyn Hatfield 2017 at Sir Frederic Osborn Sports Centre, 3rd April

Child UK, staff and partners at launch.
 

Sports enjoyed by the many participants included Football, Speed Cage, Dodgeball, Dance, Combat and Badminton.

 
Ian Robinson provided badminton fun and coaching in SFO hall.
 
 Hatfield Leisure Centre All badminton sessions flyer
 
Tuesday 31 January UoH
 

Red Nose Day Junior Badminton Tournament at Hatfield Leisure Centre Saturday 18th March 

23 Junior badminton players battled it out this morning at Hatfield Leisure Centre in the Red Nose day tournament...Qaim Ravji won the U14 boys prize and his brother Abid Ravji won the U10 boys trophy....Naomi Latter won the U14 girls section and Aditi Dhelaria was the top U10 girl. Thank you to Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network for providing prizes and to all the parent helpers and junior leaders who helped keep order among proceedings...

Kind regards

Ian Robinson

Finesse Leisure Badminton

Yonex Olympians Tour, 16Dec16 was a Great Success for All Ages

Marcus and Chris at Stanborough School
The Yonex Olympians Tour Friday 16th December included a visit by Marcus and Chris to Stanborough School (above, photo by Mike Piggford) and St John's Lemsford (below), which as keen badminton players they were very excited about.
Marcus and Chris at St John's lemsford
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the evening, owing to Chris being unavailable Herts Senior Squad member, Zach Daniels, partnered Marcus to play against representatives of our junior and senior squads and about 15 clubs: programme (below). The evening was very ably MC-ed by HBA Chairman, Paul Kempster, who as a player for many years, knows many of the participants. Yonex had a stall there.
Demonstration tournamenst at HSV 
The Programme of Olympian’s, County Squad and Club representatives' Matches:
7:15 – 7:20 Welcome, Photos:
7:20 – 7:40 Junior County squad 5 minute games, U12, 14,16, 18
7:40 – 7:50 Senior County Demonstration
7:50 – 8:00 County Masters Demonstration
8:00 – 8:10 UoH Team Demonstration
8:10 – 9:05 Approx. 4 minutes games with rep. club players, junior and adult
9:05 – 9:15 Q/A and Finish
9:15 – 10:00 Courts available for games
Entry Donation £1 at the door was in aid of English Federation of Disability Sport and Herts Badminton Coaching and Development
It was a great evening - also a chance to show support to BE in the light of UKSports' withdrawal of funds to the Elite Programme.. If you would like to support BE and our claim please click this link   to UK Government Petitions.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.
More photos on Flickr: https://goo.gl/H4CZ1w
 
 
Hatfield Finesse Leisure Centre Christmas Tournament 10th December
 

26 juniors entered the Finesse Leisure Junior Badminton Xmas Tournament 2016 on Saturday December 10th. 22 boys and 4 girls , ages from 6 to 13. Each received a memento for their efforts.  See rankings and individual results.  2 sports leaders and 2 parent helpers ably helped keep score.  

The next junior tournament scheduled is for Sport Relief in March.

Ian Robinson
 
 
14th November Minutes  
 
Meeting: 2 August at Gosling SP

Road to Rio for Primary schools 15th July at Gosling Sports Park 

A simply massive event for 420 WH Year 5 primary school children from 14 schools took place at Gosling Sports Park on Friday 15th July.  Some 20 different sports both inside and outside the stadium were tried with the help of school leaders and club volunteers coaches.
 
Ian Robinson managed the leaders and Kallum and Louis (who ran the SmashUp at MW this Jan – March) were 2 of the Leader-helpers – and they all did a great job..
 
Young Leaders Award Course, 10th July at Birchwood LC
Seven of the fourteen participants were either living, going to a school, or attending a club in Welwyn Hatfield.  YLA course
 YLa
Thanks to course tutor Cherie Wiper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Badminton at Peartree Fun Day 9th July

Over 800 people attended and had a great time.  The badminton 1 minute hitting challenge had racquet prizes for the winner and runner up.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to coaches Nathan and Liam Scofield, Comets Junior Badminton Club and Ian Robinson (in Flickr photos), Hatfield Leisure Centre Badminton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 April 2016 Minutes  Chairman's Report
 

Badminton was very popular at Hatfield Primary school Community Games  22nd March

Charity SportInspired organised a fun tournament of 5 sports for 220 children at 5 Hatfield Primary schools at Hertfordshire Sports Village, 22nd March.
 Ian Robinson and John Stobo coah teh backhand serve Ian Robinson and John Stobo coach the backhand serve.  VIPs present medals.  
 
 Thanks to all organisers, sponsors - Land Securities (Galleria) and Ocado, - VIPs, including WH Mayor Lynn Sparks, Jonathan Trower, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire; helpers; 20 St Onslow school leaders; school teachers and WHSPAA Clubs and coaches: Comets Junior Badminton Club, Hatfield Boxing Club, Falcon Judo Club, Welwyn RFC  and Gosling Tennis Academy.

Click on leaflet image for pdf of the clubs at the event:

More photos on Flickr.   Video clip on YouTube

Post event impact report - including, '98% children found a sport they would like to play again'.  

 
Sport Relief Junior Badminton Tournament at Hatfield Leisure Centre, 19th March
 
18 juniors aged 8 to 14 competing for prizes at the Sport Relief junior badminton tournament on Saturday 19th March, 2016. There was a mixture of singles and doubles with parents helping to keep scores.  Organised by Ian Robinson.

WH CBN Coaches at Primary PE Conference University of Hertfordshire Tuesday 19th January

Gill Bartlett, Ken Winchester, Dave Bartlett, Ian Robinson [photo by Gobi Ranganathan]
 
The Conference focused on raising standards of PE and school sport. From 9am-3pm featured a programme of keynote addresses and interactive workshops for over 200 primary school head teachers, link governors and PE subject leads.

One of 40 stands in the Marketplace, Herts Badminton Association and Herts Schools Badminton Association coaches (and WH CBN) promoted the Badminton England Primary Schools Resource, for which 28 teachers signed-up.  
 
 
7th December, at Gosling Sports Park
 
WH School Games Partnership Young Leaders Award Course, 18Nov15

19 WH SGP Young Leaders19 Leaders from Welwyn Hatfield School Games Partnership secondary schools attended the Badminton England Young Leaders Award course, sponsored by a Sport England  Big Lottery  grant to WHSPAA.

 

 Gosling Sports Park hosted the course and it was delivered by Cherie Wiper, Stanborough school, with significant assistance from Stuart Williams, Monks Walk school, with Rhian Walsh, Sir Frederic Osborn school, and David Bartlett, WHSPAA (and WH CBN).

  The intensive but enjoyable course covered several modules including, Qualities of a leader, Team skills, 
Tournament umpires in action  Tournament Organisation and SmashUp!.
 
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Stanborough School's Primary Schools Bisi tournaments Oct 2015
The 8 primary schools' Y3 children had Bisi sessions over 4 afternoons organised by Cherie Wiper (Stanborough school) and run by the Leaders with help from WH CBN coaches John Stobo and Dave Bartlett. 
 Primary school children enjoying Bisi with leadersY3 children enjoying serve and catch with help of Stanborough Leaders
 
 Primary schools, leaders and WH CBN coaches
Pupils, Leaders and WH CBN coaches. 
 
Hatfield Galleria Shoppers Taster Sessions and 'This Girl Can' Promotion 17October
 WH CBN at the Galleria 17Oct15 
Another great session thanks to coaches, Adrian Higgs, Kathryn Aresti, Ian Robinson, Gill & Dave Bartlett. 
Winners of 'This Girl Can' hitting challenge were:
   eleanor Short U21 Hitting Challenge winnr (81 hits)
 U11 Diya from Hatfield (41 hits)  and  U21 Eleanor Short from Hertford (81 hits).  Both holding their Ashaway rackets (thanks to Ashaway for sponsorship).   See more photos on Flickr.  .. and YouTube clip here..
 
Executive Meeting 21st September
 
Galleria session Saturday 20th June 2015  
Sam Harte, SFO Sports Centre Manager, and Gill Bartlett helping shoppers enjoy badminton
 


15th June, Exec Meeting at Gosling Sports Park
Agenda    Development Plan Update (12Apr15)   Minutes
 
 
Some Summer 2015 events
Woolmer Green Sports Day 7th June - Indoor badminton in Village hall
See write up and more photos on WHSPAA website

Peartree Sports Day, 6th June Outdoor badminton at Peartree Sports Day
Outdoor badminton



Woolmer Green Village Day, 7th June
Indoor badminton at Peartree Sports DaySee write up and more photos on WHSPAA website

SmashUp! Activator Workshop at Sir Frederic Osborn School 21st May
 
Course attendees with (back row) tutor Mark Stanley and SFO Sports Centre Manager , Sam Harte.  IT was organised jointly by WH CBN members and Welwyn Hatfield Sport and Physical Activity Alliance ('Living Leading Giving' project), and  funded by Sport England.
 
16th March 2015
Chairman's Report   Minutes   March meeting with updates to 12April: Development Plan Update (12Apr15)   
 
Minutes and Updated Development Plan to follow
 
Next Event:
Hatfield Galleria Shoppers Taster Sessions:    Sunday 21st June 21015.
See Join in volunteering site or contact Dave B if you can help. 
 
WH CBN at The Galleria  17thJan 2015
 
 Lots of shoppers took part and took our leaflets of local clubs and sessions.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 4 Weekly Bisi Tournaments for Stanborough Primary Schools at Gosling Sports Park started 14th October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children get individual help with backhand serve..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The participating children with Stanborough Leaders
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WH CBN Taster sessions for Shoppers at Hatfield Galleria, 9:30am-3pm Saturday 18th October were amazing!  Up to 12 o'clock we had 8 - 10 people of all ages playing every half hour on and around the two Bisi nets and from then on it increased with 16 different people playing every 20 - 30 minutes! Hectic but great.  We gave out about 50 leaflets of all the WH clubs and sessions.    Two juniors came to Comets JBC next day..
 
 
     Monday 20
th October
          Draft Updated Development plan for 2014-15
      
      Badminton at Hatfield Firestation 20th September
     A great day with lots of people attending.  There were cake stalls, bouncey castle and a  roundabout and WHSPAA provided Volleyball, badminton and an information stand - with lots of interest.
   
   


Badminton England and WH CBN coach, Gill Bartlett, helped people of all ages have a go.

HBA and No Strings banner stands helped people understand the local opportunities.
See more photos of WH CBN at Hatfield Community Day on Flickr.



   Hatfield HealthFest 13th September
Welwyn Hatfield and Hatfield Town Councils with partners organised a Healthfest in White Lion Square Hatfield Saturday 13th September.  There were some 25 stalls and sports and physical activitities in the 'stadia' were provided by Child UK organised by Welwyn Hatfield Sport and Physical Activity Alliance.  Child UK and WH CBN coaches provided fun badminton - including with the giant shuttle.

See more details on the
WHPSAA website, photos of the event on Flickr and a Youtube clip .

Welwyn Hatfield CBN at Peartree Community Day 30th August
Held at Woodhall Community Centre, Badminton lead by Nathan and Razinah ScofieldWHSPAA provided an information stand, manned by Vice-chairman, Dave Grant, and badminton thanks to Nathan and Razinah Scofield from Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton network.
See more information on main page and on WHSPAA website.



DisabilityBadminton at Gosling, First Session August Free*



23rd June 2014
         Updated Development PlanHSP Update 

Welwyn Garden City Primary Schools Commonwealth Games, 11th July


[Click photo for larger copy] 350 Year 5 children attended the Primary Schools Commonwealth Games at Gosling Sports Park and had a great time at the 20 sports activities.  The event was opened by the Mayor, Councillor Les Page and Sports Ambassadors Jessie Edwards (judo) and Elise Snow (skiing).  Click the photo for a larger copy.

Local MP, Grant Shapps, who attended was clearly delighted by the efforts and enjoyment of the children,

So that children could continue to enjoy their favourite activity they all received a leaflet (click here)  of the respective local clubs and organisations.


The badminton, participated by 150 of the children, was organised by coaches John Stobo and Dave Bartlett and delivered by David and Andrew Maughan and leaders from Monks Walk school. 
The whole event was o
rganised by Stuart Williams, MonksWalk School, Michelle Bavington, SGO,Sir Frederic Osborn School, Cherie Wiper, Stanborough School, Gosling Sports Park, Dave Bartlett,Welwyn Hatfield Sport and Physical Activity Alliance, and many clubs andcoaches. 

The principle organiser, Mr Stuart Willams, Monks Walk school emailed:

'Just wanted to say a massive

THANK YOU

for all your help with our event on friday. So many people to mention....'
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Woolmer Green Village Day, 1st June


 

 
WH CBN Coaches provide taster sessions at Woolmer Green Village Day, Sunday 1st June.  The event was managed by WHSPAA and part-funded by Sport England


      
















BE Head Office's Sandy Kurek Videos University of Hertfordshire's No Strings session 18th March
Sandy Kurek, Project Manager (Higher Education, Further Education & Para Badminton), and her videocameraman interviewed the University's and WH CBN's HE Badminton Officer, Luke Trevillion, at one of the many successful No Strings sessions on Tuesday mornings.  The video clips will be used to help other Uni's see the benefits of teh HE Officer scheme.


 







 
 
Sandy Kurek interviewing Luke Trevillion, HE Badminton Officer and No Strings Activator.
 
 


13th March:      Minutes 
         CBN - HO SLA
         Development Plan March Update
 

Gosling Sports Park Gets a New Floor Thanks to £43,000 BE funding, 8th March
      Jo Goode, MBE, Olympic medallist and Commonwealth Games gold medallist cut the tape in the opening ceremony with Councillor Fiona Thomson, WH BC Lead on Public Health on Saturday 8th March at the end of the crowded No strings session.  Many important members were in attendance and WH CBN chairman, Dave Bartlett, took the opportunity to thank all CBN members for their support that made the grant possible. The Welwyn Hatfield Times was on hand to record the event and an article and pictures are expected in their coming paper and website. Look back here at the end of the week for the link to their article.
 Cutting the tape ceremony lead by Jo Goode, MBE, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist and WH Councillor Fiona Thomson.  Click photo for a larger copy.
Gosling Sports Park  are already making extra use of this great facility with No Strings coach, Phil Adams help, by adding two No Strings  Essentials sessions and a Family session.
 


      WH CBN People Recognised at Welwyn Hatfield Sports Awards, 13th February
 Monks Walk School U14 Badminton Team of the Year













                                                               
Nathan Scofield, Young Leader of the YNathan Scofield Young Leader of the Yearear











Gill Bartlett, One of the Olympic Value
 Awardees
 
 






 
 
 
 
      Gosling Sports Park to get new floor thanks to Badminton England grant
       Works will be carried out from Monday 3rd February to Sunday 23rd February 2014, when the hall will be unavailable: click here to read more on the GSP site.  

      Another Great CBN Taster/Promotional Session at Hatfield Galleria, Sat, 18th January
      WH CBN at Hatfield Galleria
 click for larger photo  
      Once again members of WH CBN helped spread the word - and activity, and many hundreds of all ages had fun hitting across, and behind, the two Bisi nets.

       CBN Meeting 2nd December, 2013 Minutes

       County CenterParcs Interschools finals, 3rd Dec Congratulations to Monks Walk and Queenswood who go through to the Regional Finals in March :
         KS3 Boys: Monk's Walk School beat John Henry Newman 3-1 
             (last game not played because they were overrunning on time).
             
Monkswalk players:Chris Adey, Jack Kimber, Matthew Harden, 
               Calum Wilson and Nima Karshenas
         KS4 Girls:  Queenswood beat St Clements 4-1, points
                  Playing for Queenswood: Gretchen Knong, Victoria Mangan, Natasha Carter,
                   Sophie Bould and Rhianna Koharian


    
       16th November, WH CBN at Hatfield Galleria
        WH CBN at The Galleria 16Nov13
   Lots of shoppers - of all ages - having a go!  Thanks to coaches (L-R) Sarah Bartlett, Luke Trevillion, Alex Varran, Nathan Scofield, Gill Bartlett (and not shown, Yashwinii).
This is the last of the monthly sessions before Christmas. 
 
       11th November WH CBN gets a mention on page 5 of 
Chief Executive's monthly update.          
WH CBN Coaches help at Stanborough primary schools Bisi Tournaments
Cherie Wiper, Head of PE, at Stanborough secondary school, WGC, organised Bisi sessions for children of her 8 primary schools.  60 children at each of the 4 sessions in October-November had a go at 10 different badminton activities.
Stanborough Primary schools enjoing Bisi tournament sessions ate Gosling SP 6th NovemberThese photos were taken at the last session on 6th November.
Children and leaders and Ambassadors
 
 
 
Thanks go to the children, teachers (particularly Cherie), leaders, Apprentices and WH CBN coaches. 
 
 
 
 
 


Click photo for larger copy.
 
 

WH CBN at Hatfield Galleria Galleria 19th October
WH CBN members are providing monthly sessions to shoppers on the 3rd Saturday in the month.
Badminton taster session for Halloween witch by Alex Varran, Herts Uni
 
Left: a Halloween witch is helped with badminton spell by Alex Varran.

Very many shoppers join in the  fun and hundreds of promotional leaflets of WH CBN badminton leaflets were distributed from 9:30 to 4 pm each Saturday - thanks to our WH CBN members and helpers..
 
See more photos of the session on Flickr.






      WH CBN meeting 9th September 2013
       Minutes  Updated WH CBN Development Plan 2013-14 9Sep13       Agenda   
       Original (22Aug13) WH CBN Development Plan 2013-14 accepted for BE
funding     Introduction to Uni HE Officers, Alex and Luke
         
 
Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network Committee
Committee present: Simon Carter, Claire Smith, Mike Newlove, Cherie Wiper, Paul Widdicombe, Alex Varran, Rhian Blowers. Photo by Chairman Dave Bartlett


      24th June 2013 
        Minutes

      22 April 2013
     Chairman's Report     Minutes    
 
 
Bisi Badminton Fun tournaments for Stanborough Primary Schools
The 4 sessions were organised by Cherie Wiper for Stanborough primary schools at Gosling Sports Park between 29th January and 26th March. All had a great time.. Thanks to the school teachers, Stanborough leaders and WH CBN and other coaches who came along to help:  these were, John Stobo, Sabina Ng, Gill and Dave Bartlett. 
 
 
  
There were 10 activities across all 5 courts at Gosling Sports Park

Click on the photo for a larger copy.






Exec meeting: Monday 11th February 2013 at GSP, Minutes.
 
WH CBN Tournament  11th November at Birchwood Lesiure Centre 
Organised by WH CBN and open to juniors from clubs across the county.
 Year 9 players.
 

 

Year 5s

 

Year 7s


Year 9s
 
 
Meeting 8th October 2012 at Gosling SP: Minutes RO Report
Sky Community Sports at Herts Sports Village, 28th September 2012
Sky Community Sports organised a fun junior tournament for 240 children from a Hatfield
 and two St Albans juniors schools helped by 40 leaders from St Albans...
See Youtube video below
and Sky's Facebook page for lots more photos.
 
WH CBN at Hatfield Galleria - to encourage participation, 2nd September
On the  Sunday morning WH Community Badminton Network chairman, Dave Bartlett, and coaches promoted local badminton clubs and sessions to passing shoppers upstairs in the Galleria.
 Comets Junior Badminton Club (members of WH CBN) coaches asked passers by if they were interested in having a go or information. Such was the demand from all ages that the two nets, between the nets and space behind the nets were fully utilised. More than 80 people took leaflets on local badminton opportunities.
As a result of this and further promotional events at HSV Comets JBC acquired 20 new juniors. 
 
 
 
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