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Last Updated: 6th October 2017

U16 County Squad


The Under 16 squad coaches would like to welcome all the players selected for the squad for the 2017/18 season. We are looking forward to the new season.

Squad Facts

Players born in 2003 or 2004 are eligible for the Under 16 squad. Trials for the squad were held in June 2017, and we selected 28 players:

Boys: Ethan Barnes, Jesse Barnes, Zack Bobrowski, Louis Broad, Edward Chen, Will Davis, Oliver Dickson, Jack Edwards, Toby Goddard, Finley Goode, Harry Goode, Benjamin Herbert, Jay Mathur, Jack Moylan, Gugan Muralitharan, Ben Peacock, Nithin Santhosh, Thomas Sweetnam, Jack Teoh, Sajinth Thayaparan

Girls: Sagrika Arun, Paankhuri Bhatia, Holly Clayton, Khiloni Dodhia, Sydney Hall, Lavigne Leung, Lucy Savage, Anandika Silva, Belinda Webster-Smith

Many of these players already had a national grading at the start of the 2017/18 season:

  • Grade E: Paankhuri Bhatia, Lavigne Leung
  • Grade F: Zack Bobrowski
  • Grade G: Holly Clayton, Toby Goddard, Harry Goode, Thomas Sweetnam
  • Grade H: Louis Broad, Edward Chen
  • Grade I: Ethan Barnes, Jesse Barnes, Finley Goode, Sydney Hall, Nithin Santhosh
  • Grade J: Will Davis, Benjamin Herbert, Lucy Savage, Jack Teoh, Sajinth Thayaparan

Under 16 Squad members 2017/2018

The squad meets for training on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pm in the following weeks:

  • 6 September - 18 October 2017 (7 weeks)
  • 1 November - 13 December 2017 (7 weeks)
  • 3 January - 7 February 2018 (6 weeks)
  • 21 February - 28 March 2018 (6 weeks)
  • 18 April - 23 May 2018 (6 weeks)

The training sessions are held at:

  • Hertfordshire Sports Village, University of Hertfordshire De Havilland campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU


The squad is managed and coaching is provided at the training sessions by four coaches, qualified with Badminton England Certificates:

Coaches 2017/2018


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 their own age group and, ideally, for an extra challenge, in some of the older age group events as well. 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 four Badminton England tournaments during the season, though more ambitious players 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 relevant BE page.

Please keep the coaches up-to-date with your results at these tournaments.


We play inter-county matches as follows;

  • Shires League (season-long competition, with play-offs and then a national finals day in May)
  • Friendlies (arranged as the calendar permits)

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

The present fixture list is HERE Updates will be made to it as the season progresses, for instance as we add the details of friendly matches with other counties, so squad players should keep an eye on it.