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Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network

Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network

WH CBN LogoWhile we are in Lockdown please see Herts Badminton Home page and FaceBook for activities at home and other updates.
WH CBN comprises all clubs, junior and adult, schools, college, university, sport facilities and those interested in promoting and supporting badminton in the borough.  WH CBN clubs include Comets JBC,  Comets (seniors) Hatfield  Knebworth  Swifts .  Search for clubs on BE PlayBadminton website, for ‘No Strings’ sessions in Welwyn Hatfield click here, and enter post code.  
For WH clubs and sessions see CBN_Flyer_2019   . (WH badminton organisations can email me  any changes.) Application form for Course or Development Funding (consistent with Development Plan, to increase participation). Application form for financial Assistance with attending coaching related courses and workshops (HBA Ray Learney Fund)
Our Executive meets approximately three time a year.  Click here for our Constitution
Hatfield Leisure Centre Christmas Cracker Tournament 8Dec19

24 junior players turned out on a cold December morning to pitch their wits against their peers in the GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre Junior Christmas Cracker Tournament 2019. There were many who were playing this entry level tournament for the first time. Each played 8 games up to 11 points, of half court singles and doubles with random partners. The over all winner was U15 girl Eunice Chan, who did not lose a game. Lucas Hooper won the 12 years and under boys, Ryan Caruana won the 15 years and under boys, and Neha Koubair won the 12 years and under girls. Thanks go to centre manager Karol Butrimas-Gair for providing medals, and to Ku Qureshi and Simon Caruana for all their help on the day ( and throughout the year!).

Merry Xmas and happy 2020.

Ian Robinson, badminton

We “Raised a racket for Macmillan cancer research” at GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre No Strings badminton this week and raised £28.97 on Tuesday and £27.30 Sunday for a total of £56.27 in voluntary donations.

The winners of the charity doubles tournaments were Shah and Sandra on Tuesday and Sang and Maisie on Sunday who all went home with a medal each provided by GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre.

Call 01707 276276 for information about No Strings badminton at GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre.

Best regards

Ian Robinson

Saturday 26th October – A parent and child doubles tournament. A friendly, sociable tournament for any standard, any age.

8 pairs of doubles entered into the parent and child doubles badminton tournament on Saturday evening, 26th October, at GLL Hatfield LC. Each round of games was timed to 5 minutes and pairs had to score as many points as they could in the time. There were some fantastic rallies and although competitive, the games were played in a great spirit.

Ellen and her dad Steve finished 3rd, Farha and her dad Azeem finished second, and the overall winners were Dylan and mum Helen.

Sunday 27th October  Staff vs Customers match The annual staff vs customers match on Sunday 27th October raised £20.86 for McMillan Cancer Support, with the customers proving themselves worthy winners.

Best regards, Ian Robinson,

Monday 28th October 7-8pm – The 8 week Essentials coached course begins.  To book a place, please visit reception or call 01707 276276. The price of £50 includes a racket for you to keep.

Further information including participating please contact Ian Robinson –


Next  WH CBN Meeting Monday 20 January 2020, Venue to be advised
WH CBN meeting: 23 September 2019

Essentials Course
GLL Hatfield Leisure Centre
Essentials Badminton Coached Course every Monday 7pm to 8pm
for 8 weeks October 28th 2019, to December 16th 2019
The cost is £50 which includes a FREE racket to keep.
The course covers
basics up to doubles positioning.
To book a place please contact Reception, on 01707 276276.
Contact Ian by email  if there are any problems,

Parent and child tournament

Date : 24th August,  Saturday 9am to 11am

Place : Hatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8TJ.

Event : Parent/ Child Badminton tournament. Any standard of play welcome but being able to rally a little will add to the fun.

To sign up to the I AM TEAM GB Parent and Child Badminton Tournament go to : and leave your details. Or just email Ian Robinson <> directly to let me know you intend to be there.

WH CBN at Woolmer Green Village Day, 12  4pm 2 June. Come and help promote badminton and enjoy all the events for all ages!








BE Social Series Badminton Tournament 16 February at Herts Sports Village

New WH SGO Kylrn Brooks-Lynch Email:

WH SGP School Families 2018-19:    Welwyn_Hatfield_School_Games_Partnership_2018

The Hatfield Leisure Centre No Strings Badminton Singles Tournament, Sunday 16 September.

3 Ladies and 13 gentleman played for the trophies with Khaild Qureshi winning the men’s and his wife Ku Qureshi winning the Ladies title. They will both be representing the leisure centre on October 10th at the Copper Box for the GLL games. (Photo attached)

Best regards, Ian Robinson

The Hatfield Leisure Centre parent and child tournament, Saturday evening 1st September. Games were played up to 15 and younger players and beginners were given a few points head start. The event was al

l played in good spirit and the winners were dad and son, Ifty and Isa, with the runners-up, father and daughter, Jeet and Aditi.

Kind regards, Ian Robinson

4th August Families came and enjoyed the activities, demonstrations and stalls at Welwyn Garden Fire station Open Day Saturday 4th. Thanks to WH CBN coaches, Micky Mahbubani, Ku Qureshi, Dave Bartlett and Squad and Comets JBC member, Krish Mahbubani.

23 June Shoppers enjoyed badminton and ‘This Girl Can’ challenge organised by WHSPAA, provided by WH Badminton Saturday 

Hatfield Galleria shoppers were invited to have a go at badminton and the women and girls have go at the 1 minute hitting challenge. Those with the highest score at Under 12 and Under 18 were awarded Ashaway badminton rackets. Thanks to WH CBN coaches, Andrew Maughan, Ku Qureshi, Gill and Dave Bartlett.

3 May 2018 Development Plan Latest version Welwyn Hatfield Development Plan 13Jun18

19th March 2018  Agenda, Minutes of 5Dec17, Development plan Mar18,
Updated (14Mar18) Racket Pack flyer contact
Hatfield Leisure Centre promoted all WH CBN clubs and sessions to shoppers at Hatfield Galleria, 2nd August 2017
Ian Robinson and Kumiko provided tasters to all ages and handed out lots of leaflets as part of WH Borough Council’s Summer Activities
7pm Monday, 31st July, in the Academy Room, HSV, AL10 9EU

Launch of Simply Amazing Welwyn Hatfield 2017 at Sir Frederic Osborn Sports Centre, 3rd April

Child UK, staff and partners at launch.

Sports enjoyed by the many participants included Football, Speed Cage, Dodgeball, Dance, Combat and Badminton.

Ian Robinson provided badminton fun and coaching in SFO hall.

 Hatfield Leisure Centre All badminton sessions flyer

Tuesday 31 January UoH