Badminton Herts Development Committee

Badminton Herts Development Committee

The Badminton Herts Development Committee (initially called HSBA-HBA DevelopmentCommittee) was established in April 2005 for county development as requiredby Sport England  and BADMINTON England. This was, and is, to co-ordinate badminton development, to obtain support from our partners (see the committee, below), to obtain development funding and a full time Badminton Development Officer (no longer available Dec2012).  We complied with the BE/SE requirements to tailor the BE Whole Sport Plan to create our own specific 'BADMINTON HERTS Whole Sport Plan 2005 - 2009' which is available by clicking here: the end of the 5 year report is included in the annual development  report for 2009 showing considerable success against the targets.

As required by SE and BE, the RDO and the development (and the corresponding funding) in Herts is managed through this, our BHDC, whose members are:
County  - HBA Chairman (Paul Kempster)
Herts  Schools Badminton Association  (Ken WInchester)
Herts Schools Sports and Herts Youth Games,  Senior Competitions Manager (Tony Marmo)
County Sports Development Officers Workgroup 
Herts Sports Partnership  Rep  (Peter  Simmons)
erts badminton  area reps from CBNs N, E,  S&W of the county; 
   North Herts Bob Green, Stevenage  (Ben Vranjkovic) East Herts Doug Clark,  Herts West (Gill Bartlett)
BE RDO and Herts BDO (no longer available, previously: Lee Bent, Jenni 
   Shehan, Malcolm  Jellows, Tom Burton, Richard Doling, Vicki Reed)
BE Regional Partnerships Manager (Leah Singleton)
HBA County Coaching  Co-ordinator (Brian Jackson)
BHDC Chairman, HBA
County  Development Co-ordinator and HBA Rep on
   HSBA Committee (Dave Bartlett, email
Acting  Secretary  and HBA Newsletter rep (Gill Bartlett, email) 
Our other BE Regional staff are: BE Participation Manager, Andy Royles, WorkForce Manager  Rob Flack; Sandy Kurek , Project Manager (Higher Education, Further Education & Para Badminton)
Local support is provided by the Community Badminton Networks - see links left. 

Next BHDC meeting: tba
20th January 2014: Minutes

25th September 2013: 
Minutes   HSP Update
17th July 2013 Minutes 
Previous Meeting dates, Minutes and Reports are shown below:

Dates for Your Diary

HBA January Newsletter 

MasterStrokes Badminton Coaching -  Starting 22 April
 Returning to the sport after some time out?
A social player looking to play competitively?
A regular player looking to make improvements to your game?
An older junior looking to step up to a senior club?
Come and join us!
· Sessions led by qualified and experienced coaches
· A mixture of coaching and games
· For those looking to take their game on to the next level
When: Sundays 7-9pm: Starting 22 April Where: Hertfordshire Sports Village (HSV) Cost: £10 per night (pay on the night)
Interested? Email or call 07899 726909 to register
General Data Protection Regulations Come into Force 25th May
This impacts all clubs and organisations that hold personal data. 
While Badminton England Head office will be preparing draft template policies and procedures and templates for clubs and organisations to use to comply with the new regulations you can read/download now the authoratative Information Commissioner's Office document on the background and the steps need to comply here.  
Update your Email Preferences or miss important information
Please can you remind all your members that they need to update their email preferences on the new Badminton England Go Membership system,  otherwise they will not receive any communication from them.

They should have received a generic message directly from Badminton England once you affiliated your club and all your members but Badminton England have advised that some members have not carried out this simple task.

It only takes a few minutes and  click here for a brief guide which shows members how to do this.

It is important to note that if members do not update this section they will default to “ Do Not Contact” and Badminton England will not send them any future communication. 

Colin Walker, HBA Membership Secretary