Knebworth Badminton Club

Inclusive Badminton For All

Knebworth Badminton Club is an inclusive badminton club in Hertfordshire, providing accessible badminton for everyone. Whatever your ability or disability, whatever your age, we have a session for you at our club.

We have been an inclusive club since we started coaching in 2003 and were one of the first 10 BADMINTON England Inclusive clubs, which started in 2011.

We are also a BADMINTON England Premier Club, which means our club adheres to Sport England's Clubmark standard. As a Clubmark club we have to meet standards built around a set of core criteria. These ensure that we operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. In addition, we are open to everyone and we will provide coaching to help you improve.

Our Head Coach has over ten years experience of coaching badminton with those who are deaf / hard of hearing, disabled, have learning difficulties, autism, special needs or other conditions.

If you would like to try our club, please contact us first to avoid any disappointment.

Gosling Sports Park, have announced the closure of their Sports Hall including Badminton Courts from 31st March 2019.

It was a Christmas surprise being announced on 23rd with no consultation and subsequently reported in The Welwyn Hatfield Times

This will impact hugely on many badminton groups/clubs in the Welwyn Hatfield area, not least our club which has been there since 2006. Being an Inclusive club / Premier Club was one of the main reasons Badminton England and Sport England funded the refurbishment of the hall.

We also have three teams in a local league and that will have an impact on it's viability, so the impact of the hall closure will affect a wider audience.

Many organisations are getting involved and we are asking as many people as possible to sign the petition.

You can also write to your local MP. Grant Shapps is the one for Welwyn-Hatfield. Here is a link to a template which can be used if wished.

Please seriously consider giving your support to this cause.

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Session Times

Badminton for adults (coached):
Sundays 8-10pm

Badminton for adults (non-coached):
Tuesdays 8-10pm

Badminton for adults (non-coached):
Wednesdays 8-10pm

Badminton for juniors (coached):
Sundays 6-7pm and 7-8pm
(depending on skills)

Other groups / one to one:
Please contact us for more details

Session Dates

The adult club runs
throughout the year

Juniors' spring term dates:
6th Jan to 31st Mar,
excluding 17th Feb

Autism Hour

64% of autistic people told The National Autistic Society they avoid the shops. They’re launching a week to change this.The Autism Hour will take place in shops and services on your high street in October each year.

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News

The Secret Life of Us

Nearly half of the British public (43%) don’t know anyone who is disabled so are simply unaware of the challenges they face.

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The Disabled Children's Partnership need your support to make a lasting difference to the way disabled children are treated in society.

Currently, there is an unacceptable contrast between the quality of life and the opportunities available to disabled children and their families, compared to those without disabilities.

The Disabled Children's Partnership exists to address this and campaign for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families.

The Disabled Children's Partnership's website has more details.

Location

Gosling Sports Park
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire AL8 6XE

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Cambridge Club

We also have a sister club in South Cambridge: Aspire Badminton Club