HSBA would like to congratulate and welcome all the players
who have been invited to play in the Herts U18 squad for
the new season 2016/2017.
Teams will be chosen from this squad to represent the
County in the following events:
Shires League matches
RIO - a 2 day team event in York
ICT - a 4 day team tournament at Nottingham University
All the squad members are expected to play in both the
appropriate local HSBA tournaments (click
here) and National Badminton
England tournaments. Successful players in the BE tournaments
gain a National Ranking as well as a Grading which determines
whether the player is eligible for the Gold, Silver or Bronze
tournaments. To find out more visit
The Squad meets weekly on Thursdays at the Hertfordshire
Sports Village 8 pm to 10 pm.
The Training is on four courts and uses feather
To be eligible to play in the squad a player must
either live in or attend school in Hertfordshire and
be born in 2000 or 2001.
Squad Sessions will now have in attendance three Coaches
Rebecca White - County Coach
I first picked up a racket at 12 years old, since then I have played for Northants
receiving coaching from Julian Robertson and Kristian Roebuck.
As a junior I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to train at the Nusa Mahsuri Academy
in Malaysia under Misbun Sidek which was insane; experiencing how they train, my feet still haven’t recovered!
I have also represented Lancashire at Premier County level during university at the University of Central Lancashire
where I gained a BA(Hons) and Masters in Sports Coaching. I hope to use this knowledge of coaching to continue
to develop such a strong county for Badminton.
David Westwood - County Coach
David first picked up a badminton racquet at the
age of eight. He has played for Hertfordshire since
the age of 11 and also represented Loughborough University
as a student. He usually finds time outside of work
and professional studies for all things badminton and
enjoys running around on the hockey field as well. Chris
Adcock once thrashed him at singles.
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