Membership and Benefits

Membership of Hertfordshire Badminton Association

The Fees and Benefits of HBA Membership 2017-18

Updated August 2017

Membership of Badminton England and Hertfordshire Badminton Association (HBA) is automatic to those who belong to an HBA affiliated club.  

BE Membership renewals now open for 2017/18  - see bottom of this page

 

 

Badminton England and HBA membership renewals are now open for the 2017/18 season. BE head Office have brought the season forward to start on Friday 1 September to allow clubs more time to prepare for the season ahead.

HBA have already set up their financial details on the new system and are ready to collect your County Fees directly.

 You can access the Membership system here

 

Support for clubs

 

Badminton England have created a number of tutorial videos to assist clubs with setting up their profile and renewing their members.

Reminder of the key changes

 

 

If you take part in any of the following events you will need a Competition Licence:

  

·       Badminton England events:

·       Masters, Seniors and Juniors Circuit Series – Bronze, Silver, Gold

·       English National Championship Series

 

·       County Competitions:

·       U-18 Inter-County Tournament (ICT)

·       Senior County Championships

 

A competition license is automatically part of affiliating as a “COMPETE member”, rather than just a “PLAY member”.

Compete members can be registered through a club or directly.

If individuals do not know which membership they may want during the season, it is recommended that they start off as “Play members” as they can always upgrade subsequently to “Compete”. The upgrade from Play to Compete costs £10.

 

If a player affiliates as a PLAY member but is then asked to play in a one-off County match, they can just pay a £5 competition fee. However, by having the Compete membership, it stops the individual having to pay £5 each time.

The Fees and Benefits of HBA Membership 2017-18

Membership of Badminton England and Hertfordshire Badminton Association is automatic to those who belong to an HBA affiliated club.

The Herts county fees for 2017/18 have been reduced:

The senior fee has been reduced to £3.00 and there is   no county charge for a junior member.

 

  
If you would like your badminton club to affiliate to Badminton England and Hertfordshire Badminton Association, please e-mail Badminton England at membership@badmintonengland.co.uk with a copy to the Herts Registration Secretary, Colin Walker at colin.walker4@ntlworld.com, with the following information:

1.   Name of club

2.   Full address 

3.   County in which your club resides

4.   Details of the club main contact (who will be responsible for your club renewals):

Full Name,
First Line Of Address,
Postcode,
Email Address,
Date of Birth,
Contact Telephone Number

Once Badminton England have received the above details, your club will be added onto their system and your individual club login will be sent to you. You will then be required to access the Badminton England’s online Membership system adding all your members’ details.

Registered coaches, Club England Active and Supporter members join Badminton England directly, so they are HBA members by virtue of their fees paid directly to Badminton England. However, the county is usually only informed by Badminton England of these members at the end of the season. If you are in this group and would like to immediately receive HBA Newsletters and other membership advantages, please contact the Herts Registrations Secretary, Colin Walker - colin.walker4@ntlworld.com.

 

The benefits of membership include:

  1. A framework of Laws through the BADMINTON England  within which to play -  always current and world-authoritative,
  2. Public and Civil Liability insurance - for organised club play and social activities
  3. Access to advice and information - from BADMINTON England and from your County Officers (listed in newsletter and on this website)
  4. Individual Membership Advantage Card indicating your membership of BADMINTON England
  5. Three Hertfordshire Badminton newsletters each year, directly to each member
  6. Four  BADMINTON England magazines each year directly to each member
  7. Discounts from sports vendors and restaurants (see below) and from the BE.  
  8. Access to shuttles at reduced prices from  BADMINTON England and Herts vendors.
  9. Leagues play: County, Hertford Area, SWHIBL, L&DL, e.g. ladies 4, mens and mixed.  
  10. A wide range of tournaments for all standards
  11. A wide range of coaching opportunities, most are discounted for HBA members
  12. League and tournament results - published in the newsletter and website
  13. County teams and squads for all ages - opportunity for your members and your children to play in, or, watch the games (see newsletter for venue and dates)
  14. Help if a school near you wants Lottery support for a badminton hall
  15. Notification of, and discounts on, All England and other national and international events
  16. A  BADMINTON England  handbook for every club (Current Laws of game, contacts, etc.)
  17.  BADMINTON England  Club accreditation scheme for clubs with juniors.

 Membership application form


 HBA Individuals Club Annual Fee £14

 (Juniors £7)

this includes the 17+ benefits shown left

 Existing BADMINTON England members from other counties can joining HBA for £3.20

See application form below.

Vendor discounts to HBA Members - check them out!

Sports goods            Physiotherapists and Sports therapist    Restaurants    Other

  • AMT Sports, 43 Chase Side, Southgate, 01923 827637, http://www.badmintonnuts.co.uk/ rackets clothing shoes, etc - 10% 
  • Aro Sports, 92 Bancroft, Hitchin (tel: 01462 420292): Yonex, Carlton, Slazenger, medals, printed T shirts, etc - 10%
  • Bikes Direct, Unit 86, The Galleria, Hatfield. tel: 01707 268433. Bikes, accessories, clothing - 10%
  • Cycledealia, (tel: 01462 631555) 15 Sun Street Hitchin, cycles and their maintenance - 5% cycle, 10% parts

           

Goode Sport, Welwyn GC, 25, Brownfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1AN, (01707 321397) Ashaway racquets, shuttles, clothing & restringing - 10% 

 Physiotherapists and Sports therapist

  • Buryhill Physiotherapy, manipulative therapy & Sports Injury clinic, Hitchin (01462 438853) - 10%
  • Chiropodist and Foot orthotics, Sangeeta Dahl, Walkwell Clinic, 39 Leys Avenue, Letchworth SG6 3EE (tel: 01462 682526), 
  • Chiropodist and Foot orthotics, Sangeeta Dahl, Health First Group, 135 High St, Stevenage, SG1` 3HT (01438 21822) - 10%
  • Physiotherapy Clinic, Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn Garden City (01707 329910) - £5 off initial visit
  • Steve Willis (01727 760376 / 7900 247439) badminton fitness and coaching: http://www.thebadmintoncoach.co.uk/  email: steve@thebadmintoncoach.co.uk      5%

 Other

  • Interior Decoration & Carpentry, Brian Kipping, Tel: 01442 870180.  - 15%
  • Hemel Copy Print, Design, Copy and Print services (including T shirt printing), Tel: 01442 212636 Email: info@hemelcopyprint.co.uk  - 10%

Let us know if you know of vendors who would be willing to provide discounts to HBA members.  

Membership renewals now open for 2017/18

Hi 

BE Head Office are pleased to announce that Badminton England Membership renewals are now open for the 2017/18 season. As you will be aware, we have brought the season forward to start on Friday 1 September to allow clubs more time to prepare for the season ahead.

If you have already set up your financial details on the system, you are ready to collect your County Fees directly, and we would like to thank you for taking the time to get this complete. If you have not managed to do this yet, please get in touch with the Membership Team who will be able to assist you with the setup. You can access the Membership system here

 


 

Support for clubs

 

We have created a number of tutorial videos to assist clubs with setting up their profile and renewing their members, so if you receive any support requests from the clubs in your county please direct them here. We will continue to add new videos as they are created. 

 


 

Reminder of the key changes

 

 

 We look forward to entering the new season with you.

 Badminton England Membership Team

 


 Membership application form

  HBA Individuals Club Annual Fee £14

 (Juniors £7)

this includes the 17+ benefits shown left

 Existing BADMINTON England members from other counties can joining HBA for £3.20

See application form

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Dates for Your Diary

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