Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association

Ashaway - sponsors of HJBA

Last Updated: 14th May 2019

U18 County Squad

U18 Squad 2016/2017

HJBAwould like to congratulate and welcome all the players who have been invited to play in the Herts U18 squad for the new season 2016/2017.

Teams will be chosen from this squad to represent the County in the following events:

  • Shires League matches
  • Friendly matches
  • RIO - a 2 day team event in York
  • ICT - a 4 day team tournament at Nottingham University

All the squad members are expected to play in both the appropriate local HJBAtournaments (click here) and National Badminton England tournaments. Successful players in the BE tournaments gain a National Ranking as well as a Grading which determines whether the player is eligible for the Gold, Silver or Bronze tournaments. To find out more visit www.badmintonengland.co.uk.


  • The Squad meets weekly on Thursdays at the Hertfordshire Sports Village 8 pm to 10 pm.
  • The Training is on four courts and uses feather shuttles
  • To be eligible to play in the squad a player must either live in or attend school in Hertfordshire and be born in 2002 or 2003.
  • Squad manager - Graham Clarke e-mail: u18manager@hsba .org.uk

County Trials

Under 18 (Players born in 2003 or 2004) HJBA County trials for 2019/20 will be held at Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Hatfield, AL10 0AN on Sunday 23 June 2019 at 09.00-11.00 hours.

Players attending will complete a registration process on arrival at their trial, and this process can be speeded up by filling in a Player Information form (click HERE to download) beforehand and bringing it to the trial.

Players who have previously been a member of an HSBA squad must not wear their County shirt at the trials.


Squad Sessions will now have in attendance three Coaches
  • Rebecca White - County Coach

    I first picked up a racket at 12 years old, since then I have played for Northants receiving coaching from Julian Robertson and Kristian Roebuck. As a junior I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to train at the Nusa Mahsuri Academy in Malaysia under Misbun Sidek which was insane; experiencing how they train, my feet still haven’t recovered! I have also represented Lancashire at Premier County level during university at the University of Central Lancashire where I gained a BA(Hons) and Masters in Sports Coaching. I hope to use this knowledge of coaching to continue to develop such a strong county for Badminton.

  • David Westwood - County Coach

    David first picked up a badminton racquet at the age of eight. He has played for Hertfordshire since the age of 11 and also represented Loughborough University as a student. He usually finds time outside of work and professional studies for all things badminton and enjoys running around on the hockey field as well. Chris Adcock once thrashed him at singles.

  • Kelly Matthews – County Coach


For Shires League results please click HERE and for more information visit www.shiresbadminton.co.uk. For previous seasons results please click HERE

 Contact us | Kevin Maughan, Secretary Tel: 01438 712944 | e-mail: admin@hjba.org.uk |

Disclaimer - Please note, no responsibility can be accepted by our Webmaster or Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association
for loss occasioned to any person, for acting or refraining from acting, as a result of the information and materials given herein.