Herts' Schools, Colleges & University

Herts Schools, Colleges & University

Here you will find information on badminton aspects of the education sector in Hertfordshire.
Schools that participated in 2012-13 Center Parcs Interschools championship can be found by clicking hereMap of interschools schools and clubs 2011.
See June 2013 BE offer to schools, click here
For more information on Badminton in schools see the HSBA website.
New! BE Offer to FE Colleges, for Smash up, No Strings and PlayBadminton, click here
Welwyn Hatfield CBN and Herts West CBN are keen to work with Colleges in their area. - see CBN pages
Oaklands College
Herts Badminton Association is establishing a Badminton Academy with Oaklands college, Smallford Campus.  See website:
Selected students can follow their academic studies while progressing their badminton to a higher level.  Typical weekly badminton-related benefits include 2 hour fitness sessions, 2 hours of top badminton coaching plus access to physiotherapy.  
Click here for more information on the Academy.
University of Hertfordshire
HE Badminton Officer for 2014-15 academic year was Matt Widdicombe.
Click here for Herts University Badminton Club.

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