A FEW LAST POINTS FOR THIS SEASON –
Welcome to the Ross Badminton Club website
We're a friendly club with around 30 regular players competing in the Hereford, Wyedean and Gloucester leagues. Players who just want to play socially are also very welcome. We train on Monday and Friday evenings from 7 - 10pm at John Kyrle High School on the edge of Ross-on-Wye.
Another reminder that we are closed for Easter on Friday 25th and Monday 28th March.
Friday 8th Mxd B Home Lydney 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Friday 15th Mxd B Home Five Acres C 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Monday 18th LAST NIGHT AND TOURNAMENT
Monday 1st Mxd A Away Lydney 7.30 Whitecross School, Church Road, Lydney
Thurs 4th Mens Away Millbrook Mens 1 8.00 Riverside Sports & Leisure Club, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester GL4 ORT
Friday 5th Mxd B Home Five Acres B 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Friday 12th Mxd B Home Cinderford A 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Friday 19th Mens Home Phoenix 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Friday 26th Mxd B Home Cinderford B 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Mon 29th Mens Away Severnside Mens 1 7.30 Chosen Hill School, Brookfield Road, Churchdown, GL3 2PL
Mon 29th Mens Home Tenbury 7.30 John Kyrle High School
Monday 7th Mens Away Tupsley 7.00 Bishops School Sports Hall
Hampton Park Road, Hereford HR1 1UU
Friday 4th Mxd A Home Lydney 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Tuesday 15th Mxd A Away Cinderford B 7.30 Heywood School, Causeway Road, Cinderford, Glos
Monday 21st Mxd B Away Lydney 7.30 Whitecross School, Church Road, Lydney
Friday 25th and Monday 28th EASTER BREAK
Andy L organised yet another excellent tournament for us just before Christmas – and clearly his handicapping was very good – and although modesty almost forbids me from giving you the results …..
The tournament was in two sections – Mens and then a section of Ladies with some men included to make the sections equal – so a sort of Mixed Section.
The winner of the Mens came down to the last game and was Jack on 186 points, with David a really close second with 185 points.
The winner of the second section was also dependent upon the last game, and yes, it was Penny on 181 points with Andy Knight in second place on 171 points.
Thanks to all who entered – the next one will be at the end of the season in April – dates for the remainder of the season to be confirmed in due course.
The HBA Committee have asked me to forward their various initiatives for your information :
“HBA have had several meeting since the AGM and we’d like to keep you up to date with forth coming plans and also secure as much support from our members as possible.
Social Media – We are increasing our activity on these platforms in particular the website and would appreciate it if as many members as possible could add and share our facebook and twitter accounts as much as possible and use the website to keep up to date with results and upcoming events, for reference the accounts are:
Herefordshire Badminton Association Facebook
Tournament –Nigel Holder has agreed to run a tournament again to be held at the Hereford Academy, the date is booked and is Sunday 24th April 2016, please see the website for entry forms.
Matches – As requested at the fixture meeting we are encouraging all league teams to provide us with match pictures so we can get them featured in the Hereford Times along with the league tables, and hopefully help in raising our profile, we will also feature pictures on social media as well. So far pictures have been few and far between, I know it’s difficult to take pictures during a busy match night, so to that end feel free to “stage” some pictures and send those in too. Please send all pictures to email@example.com
Adult coaching – Following discussions at the agm we are planning to run a 10 week adult coaching course to hopefully introduce more people into the sport and bolster club numbers and who knows even introduce new teams. The initial course will be run from early February and we are hoping to secure a feature in the Hereford Times in January to shout about this initiative. If successful we would hope to roll out the course to other areas in the county too.
Charity fundraiser – In June we are planning a 24 hour badminton match to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice, we will be in touch closer to the date but fair warning now we will be looking for volunteers to compete…don’t worry we’ll be sharing the load across the 24 hours, so perhaps at least 2 people from each club so we are all represented for this good cause. ”
Friday 8th Mxd B Home Ross A 7.00 John Kyrle High School
Monday 11th Mxd A Away Five Acres C 7.00 Five Acres Sports Centre, Berry Hill, Coleford, Glos GL16 7JT
Tuesday 19th Mxd A Away Cinderford A 7.30 Heywood School, Causeway Road, Cinderford, Glos
Monday 25th Mxd A Away Five Acres B 7.00 Five Acres Sports Centre, Berry Hill, Coleford, Glos GL16 7JT
Friday 4th Mxd A Home Ross B 7.00 John Kyrle High School (from 23rd October)
Monday 7th Mens Away Wye 8.00 The Academy, Stanberrow Road, Hereford HR2 7NG
Friday 11th Mxd A Home Five Acres B 7.00 John Kyrle High School (postponed to 11th March)
Monday 14th LAST NIGHT AND TOURNAMENT
Don’t forget to sign up at club for the Christmas Tournament – Monday 14th December – handicapped, so even I (theoretically) stand a chance of winning !!
HEREFORD BADMINTON SOCIAL EVENTS
HBA currently have two events planned, the first is a Quiz Night to be held on the 24th October at the Imperial in Hereford. Teams can be up to 6. If anyone would like to put a team(s) together, let me know and I will enter the team(s) for you. The proceeds of the Quiz Night will be used to raise funds for the HBA.
The second event planned is a Dinner/Dance on Friday 11th December at The Shire Hall in Hereford. There will be a three course meal and disco, and the cost will be £45 per person. Spaces are limited so you will need to make your minds up pretty quickly should you wish to attend . Let me know and then I will pass on the numbers to the organisers and collect a deposit from you.