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Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association

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Last Updated: 26th July 2021

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association Home Page


Important Coronavirus Notice

Hertfordshire Sports Village has continued reopening their facilities. The latest news from HSV can be viewed here.

For the latest Coronavirus 'return to play' advice from Badminton England please click here.

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U18 ICT 2019

Congratulations to the Hertfordshire U18 team on their success at the ICT in April. The team came a fantastic 7th (out of 35 counties). Well done to all the players and the coaching team! For a report - click HERE.

HJBA

The aim of our website is to provide you with all kinds of interesting information about junior badminton in and around the county and beyond. Should you be looking for information and news on senior badminton in Hertfordshire, please visit our other website by clicking here.

If you are aged 18 down to just 5 years and want to play badminton then look no further for the best playing opportunities in Hertfordshire. Whether you are looking for a club to join, a tournament to enter or some coaching to get you started or help you improve, just click on the buttons on the left and you will find information to help. Perhaps you are seeking doubles partners in which case we may also be able to help you. Just pop your requirements on an email and we will try to point you in the right direction.

We would like to hear your badminton stories so please send in items of news and pictures so that we can share them with your badminton friends. So don't just depend on Facebook, let us all know about your badminton exploits together with any associated pictures. As always, we depend on your ideas to help improve the site and provide the information that you need, so if you notice anything missing, please email us and let us know!

Latest News

FIRST HJBA BE TOURNAMENT OF THE NEW SEASON

Our first BE tournament of the season will be an U15 Bronze on 11th September. It will be held at Stevenage Lifestyles (Leisure Centre), Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ. Players born in 2007 or later, grade G or lower are eligible. There will be singles, doubles and mixed all being played; you can see more details and enter the tournament on the BE tournament website, here. Closing date is 29th August.

COUNTY TRIALS

HJBA County trials for 2021/22 have already been held, but if you missed them and want to be considered for one of the squads, please contact the relevant squad manager by e-mail:

NEW PLAYING AND COACHING SESSIONS

We are pleased to advertise some new badminton sessions;

Comets Junior Badminton Summer Camp 2-4pm, 23 -27 August at Herts Sports Village

Comets JBC have organised a Summer Camp for 10 - 17 year olds from 2-4pm, 23 -27 August on the 4 courts in Hall 1 at Herts Sports Village. The aim is to have enjoyable coaching in the first hour, with 1 coach per court, and a mix of social and competitive games in the second hour. Enjoyable in its own right, it also sets members up for a good start to the new season when clubs and, hopefully, matches and tournaments can resume. They are limiting the camp to a maximum of 24 to ensure quality and enjoyability: acceptance is on a 'first come' basis. If interested and to find out how to sign-up and pay please contact Dave Bartlett e: DaveBartlett11@Outlook.com by 1st August

Organised adult badminton have returned to Hatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Al10 8TJ, for both children and adults

Due to a summer camp held at the centre, the Wednesday 10-12pm Over 55s is cancelled until September, and the Junior Dynamic Badminton on Thursdays will run from 5pm to 6pm and not 4.30-6pm, again until September.

The line-up for August 2021 looks like:
Adults:-

  • Tuesday 6-8pm No Strings Social Adult Badminton
  • Friday 10-12pm No Strings Adult Social Badminton
  • Sunday 3-5pm No Strings Social Adult Badminton
Juniors:-
  • Thursday 5-6pm Dynamic Junior Badminton
  • Saturday 9-9.45am Junior beginners Badminton
  • Saturday 9.45-10.45am Junior Intermediate Badminton
  • Saturday 10.45-11.45am Junior Advanced Badminton

All sessions can be booked through the better.org.uk app

Please contact: ianbrobinson@hotmail.com / phil_adams36@hotmail.co.uk / ku786saf@hotmail.co.uk

The two upcoming courses

Essentials for adult beginners Monday 7-8pm for 8 weeks from September 6th until October 25th and Essentials Tactics for adult intermediate players Monday 7-8.30pm for 4 weeks from November 8th until November 29th are not available to book online yet so please register your interest with the Assistant Centre Manager , Natalie Swaffield (email natalie.swaffield@gll.org). Both courses cost £52.50 and the Essentials beginners course includes a FREE racket worth £20.

Young Coach and Young Volunteer of the Year 2021

Unfortunately, following the season so affected by COVID, HJBA and HBA have not been able to run this year's Young Coach of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year. This will return next season, so please keep your eye out for someone who is outstanding in either category.

For Young Coach, the BE categories recognised are Young Leader Award holder, SmashUp! Activator, UKCC Level 1 or Level 2 award holder.

For Young Volunteer, they could be helpers in any way in clubs, schools, sports facilities, college or Uni, at tournaments, with social media, etc.

FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

We have a Facebook account ( HJBAbadminton) which we are using to keep our members up to date with our latest news, so please sign up!

SCHOOLS AFFILIATION

Are you a school that runs badminton sessions? Want to keep informed about junior tournaments and teacher support? Affiliate to HJBA for free using this form for the 2021-22 season.

MESSAGE FOR BUDDING COACHES!

The Ray Learney Fund may be able to help with some of the fees incurred in becoming a qualified coach! More details on the coaching page.

OTHER NEWS

Want to know in whose footsteps you are following? Check out the HJBA Honours Boards by clicking HERE!


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

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for loss occasioned to any person, for acting or refraining from acting, as a result of the information and materials given herein.