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Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association

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Last Updated: 16th October 2021

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association Home Page

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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

HJBA TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORMS FOR THE 2021/2022 SEASON!

Details of the 2021/22 HJBA tournament schedule and entry forms for individual and Primary Schools tournament entry forms can be downloaded here

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;

At Goffs Academy, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, EN7 5QW

  • Wizard Juniors 4.30-5.30pm on Wednesdays from September 15th - Junior Badminton for intermediate players and secondary school age group.
  • Sunday 3-5pm No Strings Social Adult Badminton
  • Wizard Juniors 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesdays from September 15th - Junior badminton for beginners and primary school age group

* Please remember not to walk through the school but instead go through the side gate and walk around the side of the building to the sports hall. Collection and drop off is in the sports hall unless you have arranged differently with the session organiser Ian Robinson (ianbrobinson@hotmail.com).

At John Warner Sports Centre, Hoddesdon, EN11 0QF

  • John Warner 4.15-5.15pm on Thursdays from September 16th - Junior Badminton for beginners and primary school age group..
  • John Warner 4.15-5.15pm on Fridays from September 17th - Junior badminton for intermediate players and secondary school age group.

Collection and drop off is in the sports hall unless you have arranged differently with the session organiser Ian Robinson (ianbrobinson@hotmail.com).

At Goffs Churchgate, College Road, EN8 9LY

Goffs Churchgate 8-10pm on Wednesdays from September 15th - No Strings adult/ family social badminton. All standards and ages

All the classes are £6 which is for a plus one place, which means you can bring a friend, parent or sibling along to rally with. Payment will be taken at the half term, rather than up front, as so many people are having to isolate through no fault of their own. For now, the session organiser Ian Robinson (ianbrobinson@hotmail.com) just needs to know who is planning on turning up. Rackets, nets and shuttles will be provided, but players need to turn up dressed for activity.

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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