External Links

External Links

Below is a list of useful links.  If you find others you think are useful please send to Dave Bartlett. The links open in new windows.
- Hertfordshire Schools Badminton Association
Herts School Games Partnerships
SGPs, the government funded replacement organisation for the previous Schools Sports Partnerships comprise all state schools in their area and map approximately onto the old School Sports Partnership areas. Details of all Herts School Games Partnerships can be found on their county website
Owing to the Government's decision March 2013 to fund Primary school PE, September 2013, this will, in those SGPs that have Primary school buy-in, have some benefits to Secondary schools PE, too.

Luton Badminton Performance Centre

Herts Community Sports Networks
     Broxbourne 'Active Broxbourne' www.active-broxbourne.co.uk/
     Dacorum “Dacorum Sports Network” www.dacorumsports.net
     East Herts – “Active East Herts” www.activeeastherts.org 
     Hertsmere – “Active Hertsmere” 
    North Herts “Sport North Herts”
    St Albans – “Active St Albans” www.activestalbans.com 
    Stevenage - "Sport Stevenage" www.sportstevenage.co.uk
    Three Rivers – “Three Rivers Sport Network”
    Watford – “Active Watford” www.activewatford-csn.org 
    Welwyn Hatfield - “WHSPAA” www.welhatsports.org.uk
   - Badminton Europe 
       - Herts School Games Badminton
   - International Badminton Calendar (from BBC site)
   - "No Strings" Badminton: find sessions in Herts
   - Change4Life  - information and toolkit for increasing participation
   - Community Games - information, toolkits, e-learning
   - Fun stuff: Trick shots on Youtube
   - Herts Advertiser  - covers St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Radlett.
   - London 2012
   - Leisure Review  'an independent view for the leisure industry'
   - MakeSportFun information and resources for clubs, coaches and CBNs 
   - Sport and Recreation Alliance  previously 'CCPR'
        - Sport And Recreation Alliance's Report on Sport in England
    - Sport England:
      - Sport England Strategy 2012-17 
      - Sports Halls design: SE 'Designing the Right Sports Hall'
   - TeamGB-Badminton page  - see David Cameron show-off his skills!
   - Volunteering:  become or find a Volunteer via
            - BE Volunteers

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

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