Membership of Hertfordshire Badminton Association
The Fees and Benefits of HBA Membership 2019-20
Membership of Badminton England and Hertfordshire Badminton Association should be automatic to those who belong to an affiliated club.
Badminton England introduced a new GoMembership system in 2017. Badminton clubs who wish to affiliate to Badminton England have to pay a club fee depending on how many club players they have. The club fees for 2019-20 are listed below but there are three important changes:
The membership season is now 1 November to 31 October. All Badminton England benefits are extended from 31 August to 1 November.
Cheques will no longer be accepted. Payments should be made through Stripe, GoCardless and BACS.
Compete members will join Badminton England directly and not through their club. The Compete fee includes the £12.00 club affiliation fee.
The Badminton England document explaining all the changes is available through this link BE Fees 2019-20
|Number of club players||Payment
|1 - 8|
9 - 20
21 - 50
In addition there is an individual club player fee which should be paid by your club. For 2019-20 the individual club player affiliation fees are:
|Junior player (12-18)|
|Junior player (U12, BE confirm 7Sep )
|Badminton England club player fee|
Herts County fee
If you wish to play in Badminton England tournaments or play for the senior or masters county teams you need to obtain a compete licence directly from Badminton England.
|Badminton England Compete fee||24.00||14.00|
If you do not belong to an affiliated club but wish to become a Badminton England member you can join Badminton England directly by paying the play member fee directly to Badminton England:
|Badminton England play member fee||12.00||4.00||free|
If you would like your badminton club to affiliate to Badminton England and Hertfordshire Badminton Association, please e-mail Badminton England at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the Herts Membership Secretary, Colin Walker, at email@example.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).
Once Badminton England have received the above details, your club will be added onto their GoMembership system and an individual login will be sent to you. You will then be required to access the system and add all your members.
As a Badminton England affiliated club you can access the following:
• Free insurance cover (employers liability, combined liability & directors & officers insurance)
• Club profile on their Club search tool
• Discounts on shuttles and other equipment for your members with their official online retailer Direct Sports
• Badminton England programmes such as No Strings and Essentials to build your membership and provide coaching.
• Regular online newsletters
Please visit the Badminton England membership webpage to see the list of the benefits of becoming a club play member:
Herts Badminton Association membership benefits:
1. Support from HBA Committee members
2. Hertfordshire Badminton information and e-newsletters, directly to each member
3. Discounts from sports vendors and restaurants (see below) and from the BE.
4. Access to shuttles at reduced prices from Herts vendors.
5. Leagues play: County, Hertford Area, SWHBL, L&DL, e.g. ladies 4, mens and mixed.
6. A wide range of tournaments for all ages and standards
7. A wide range of coaching opportunities, most are discounted for HBA members
8. League and tournament results – published in the newsletter and website
9. 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)
10. Help if a school near you wants Lottery funding support for a badminton hall
11. Local support through your Community Badminton Network e.g. for increasing membership, volunteers, and coaches
Herts Vendor discounts to HBA members
Goode Sport, Welwyn GC, 25, Brownfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1AN, (01707 321397) Ashaway racquets, shuttles, clothing & restringing – 10%
Let us (HBA Development Coordinator) know if you know of vendors who would be willing to provide discounts to HBA members.
Hertfordshire County Fees
Over the past 5 years our county fees have either remained the same or have been reduced and are now among the lowest in the country:
Current number of Herts Registered Clubs
|Junior Clubs||Senior Clubs||Total
Current number of Herts Affiliated Members
For further information / queries on Badminton England membership, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information / queries on Herts county membership, please contact: email@example.com