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Last Updated: 21st January 2019

Welcome to the Hertfordshire Schools Badminton Association Home Page


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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

Hertfordshire Junior Badminton League News

The Hertfordshire Junior Badminton League will be contested again this season between teams representing clubs and districts from right across the County, and arrangements for play on the first match day are now published here.

Closure of the Northern buildings at Gosling Sports Park

Gosling Sports Park has recently given notice that the Northern Sports Hall will be closing permanently 31st March 2019. This affects many Welwyn Hatfield Community Badminton Network Clubs and sessions: Knebworth Inclusive BC, The DKway Academy, a number of unaffiliated clubs, and several No Strings and junior sessions. The badminton hall is also used by Welwyn Garden schools for whom the site is essential for curriculum and after school activities: some 20 primary schools and at least 2 secondary schools use the facility on several occasions each year.

There are 4 public sports halls in Hatfield with a total of 23 badminton courts but only the one hall open to the public in the daytime in Welwyn Garden City and that is Gosling with 5 courts: it is a unique and indispensable resource to Welwyn Garden City.

We hope they will reconsider, or at least give us the opportunity to discuss it and perhaps find alternative solutions and a petition to stop the closure has been set up HERE.

Please let us know your thoughts. And meanwhile you can find more information on the WHSPAA and the SaveGosling FaceBook pages.

Gosling management has arrange three information meetings in the Trampolining hall with their General Manager Vishal Karia on:

  • Monday 7th January, 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 9th January, 1-2pm
  • Thursday 10th January, 11am-12pm

HSBA FACEBOOK PAGE

Are you a Facebook addict? We have a new Facebook page where you can find out all about current results of our junior county squads and up coming tournaments. You can find us at https://www.facebook.com/HSBAbadminton/

It is a new page, so we are depending on you to make it a success, if you can please visit and like the page and start posting your badminton news!!

HSBA 2018 AGM REPORTS RELEASED

Missed the AGM? Read the provisional minutes and all the reports - click HERE to download the minutes and HERE to download the reports pack.

SCHOOLS AFFILIATION

Are you a school that runs badminton sessions? Affiliate to HSBA for free using this form

COUNTY TRIALS

HSBA County trials for 2018/19 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:

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 HSBA Honours Boards by clicking HERE!