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Last Updated: 12th November 2016

U14 County Team

Herts U14 Squad 2016/2017

Herts U14 Squad 2016/2017

Squad training

Herts U14s are delighted to welcome Kelly Mathews as squad coach for new season.

Our squad members will have the benefit of all that experience this year, as well as her inspiring coaching style and the focus and dedication which took her to the very top of the game.

Squad training runs from September to May Half Term, on Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 8pm, on 6 courts at Herts Sports Village, and will provide fitness, agility and technical training.

Coaching team & contact details

Squad managers give their time and experience for free

Squad Manager - Mike Newlove | Tel: 01707 263403 / 07973 771462 | e-mail: u14manager@hsba.org.uk

Squad Coach - Kelly Mathews


Tournament play, underpinned by regular high quality training, is the most effective way to improve as a player, developing your own skills and learning from other successful players. So we encourage members of the squad to compete regularly in these events.

All squad players should compete in the HSBA tournaments at Stevenage Leisure Centre at both U13 (School year 7 and 8) and U15 (School year 9 and 10) events. For details about the tournaments please click on the Tournaments menu button or here. To download entry forms please click on the Downloads menu button or here.

We also expect squad members to play at least 3 Badminton England tournaments during the season (although our more ambitious players, and those of our rival counties, will play many more) Performances in these tournaments count towards gradings in the national ranking system. Entry forms are available from the Badminton England website. Click here to go to the BE download page.


Herts U14s play inter-county matches as follows;

  1. Shires League (season long competition, with a national play-off finals day in April)
  2. Friendlies (arranged as the calendar permits)

Selection for representative events will be on merit, but we try to give all squad members opportunities to develop by playing competitively for Hertfordshire.


The latest information about the U14 squad fixtures and match results are shown on the Fixtures page here. For Shires League results please click HERE and for more information visit www.shiresbadminton.co.uk. For previous seasons results please click HERE.

**Eligibility Conditions Players are eligible to play inter-county badminton for Hertfordshire if they live in, were born in or are at school in, the administrative county of Hertfordshire.