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

The All England Seniors Open Championships will this year be held at Hertfordshire Sports Village: 11th- 13th April
Friday: Singles 09.00 - 22.00 Saturday: Doubles 09.00 - 22.00 Sunday: Mixed 09.00 - 19.00
We need 2 or 3 volunteers each day to act as Court Managers. This role will supervise one of the 4 court sections; getting players on/off court, control knocking times, distributing and clearing shuttles. The court manager also acts as the eyes and ears of Referee notifying them of any problems that may arise and referring any queries on The Laws or regulations to the Referee. Travel expenses will be covered up to £5, and food vouchers or subsidy provided (accommodation cannot be provided).  If you can help please email: Emma at HSP: e.radzikowski@herts.ac.uk
Herts Level 1 Coaching Course
Dates: 21st& 28thJune & 12thJuly Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm all days
Venue: North Hertfordshire College, Cambridge Rd, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0JD
 Deadline for applications 21st May: For info and application form click here to go to the Coaches Course webpage.
Workshops for Coaches and Club Organisers

GBSport run workshops for sports coaches and administrators that focus on the essentials of operating legally and safely. Their aim is to help coaches, etc., be professional in the services they provide. Some of your bodies approve these courses for licence credits, etc. The workshops in Hatfield are particularly aimed at those of you who are running, or thinking of running, your own business.

-         Business Essentials on Monday 14 April, 10a.m.-2p.m. Click here

-         Marketing Essentials on Tuesday 15 April, 10a.m.-2p.m. Click here


21st Edition of the Bayonne Badminton Tournament
      May 30h & 31th, 2014
at the Lauga gymnasium (Palais Omnisports de Bayonne)
It  will include participants from A,B,C,D and Nc levels
For more information and joining forms go to their website

 Herts Badminton Association AGM
7:30 pm 2nd June
Birchwood Leisure Centre, Hatfield
Speaker and Agenda to be confirmed
Trials for HSBA age-group squads for the 2014/15 season
Trials for County Under 11, Under 13 and Under 17 squads will be held at Hertfordshire Sports Village, University of Hertfordshire de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU on Sunday 22 June at the following times:

 11.00-13.00 hours Under 17 (Players born in 1998 or 1999)

 13.00-15.00 hours Under 11 (Players born in 2004 or later)

 15.00-18.00 hours Under 13 (Players born in 2002 or 2003)

Trials for the Under 15 squad (Players born in 2000 or 2001) will be held at Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XE on Sunday 29 June from 15.00-18.00 hours. For more information go to HSBA website  


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