Category: Club Nights

General information on club nights

New Lockdown – Sessions Cancelled

Due to the lockdown announced on 31st October, the next four club nights are now cancelled.

Provided the lockdown lasts the four weeks currently specified and the rules for Harborough revert to the previous rules, the next club night should be Friday 4th December.

We will keep you updated.

Proposed Return to Play – Fri 30th Oct

After consulting our members we’ve decided we have enough players interested to make club nights viable so…

Harborough Feathers will return to club play at Welland Park School on Friday 30th October.

But in these exceptional times club nights will be different. We must follow social distancing guidelines Badminton England have agreed with the Government. We will be giving out more information over the next few weeks but here are some highlights.

  • First club night Friday 30th October at 7:30pm.
  • No joining fee – we will have a pay before you play booking system.
  • To allow enough space for social distancing we will play on 2 courts only.
  • Our club nights will accommodate a maximum of 12 players.
  • It will be necessary to pre-book your slot.
  • Players will be split into two bubbles of 6.

Club members have been asking for information on what our club nights will look like. Badminton England have agreed two options for how club nights can be run:

  • Option 1 – Casual Club Play
  • Option 2 – Club Match Play

See here if you are interested in reading more detail.

The committee has decided to go with the “Casual Club Play” for our first club night on 30th October. With Casual Play (remember for social distancing reasons we are only playing on two courts):

  • Members will be divided into two pods of 6 players and you will be assigned to either “Pod A” or “Pod B” in advance of the night.
  • Players can partner anyone in their pod against any other pairing taken from their pod.
  • At any time 8 members will be playing and 2 members from each pod will be sitting off – each pod in their own sitting area. Players sitting off should remember to stay 2m apart as far as possible.

Please see the link below which shows courts, and seating areas for each pod:

We look forward to seeing many of you on court soon.

Harborough Feathers Committee

Badminton Sessions Cancelled Until Further Notice

Sorry to have to do this, but the current advice from the UK government as of today is to avoid all but essential contact with others and this would definitely include our weekly badminton sessions and any matches scheduled with other clubs.

So until further notice, there will be no Harborough Feathers badminton sessions on Fridays.

Stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you all back playing badminton when the situation improves.

Membership fees reminder and fixtures

Fees

The deadline for discounted membership fees is fast approaching. If you have not yet paid your fees, you can still pay the £120 rate before the end of September. After that, the full rate of £130 will be due.

If you are expected to play matches in one of our teams, your fees must be paid ASAP in order that we can register individuals with Badminton England and the relevant leagues in advance of the first fixtures. As stated previously, no one will be registered or able to play in matches until their fees are paid.

The easiest way to pay is by bank transfer. The bank account details have been emailed to all current club members, but please speak to Jim or John if you need confirmation.

You can also pay by cheque/cash to Jim, John or any other committee member at club night if you prefer.

Fixtures

All the fixtures are now available here.

New Season Starts 30th August 2019

We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new season, which starts on Friday 30th August. Please see the detailed information below for season dates, subscription fees and club contacts.

Refurbishment of the sports hall at Welland Park Academy has been carried out over the summer, including new floor, improved lighting and new posts, which will hopefully be a huge improvement.

We look forward to seeing you on 30th August in the refurbished hall!

Club Nights

A full listing of club nights is available here.

Note that on a few occasions during the season, club night may be switched to Meadowdale Primary School due to matches taking place at Welland Park. Members will be notified prior to these dates by email and on the club website.

Subscriptions

This seasons club fees are here. There has been a slight increase of £10 in the adult club fees for this season. This is largely due to increased cost of shuttles and court hire.

Can you please ensure that your subscriptions are paid by the end of September, any subs received after that will not receive the £10 discount. If you’re intending to play in matches, prompt payment is appreciated so you can be registered. No one will be registered or able to play in matches until their fees are paid.

You can pay your fees by giving cheque/cash to Jim at club night or you can now pay by bank transfer. Please speak to Jim or John for account details.

Matches

We intend to have Ladies, Doubles, Men’s teams registered in their respective leagues.

Once we have the fixtures, they will be available on the club website here.

Contacts

A list of contacts for club committee members is available here, should you need to contact us during the season. You can also contact us using the club email address badminton@harborough-feathers.co.uk.

New Season Starts 31st August 2018

We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new season, which starts on Friday 31st August. Please see the detailed information below for season dates, subscription fees and club contacts.

We look forward to seeing you on 31st August!

Club Nights

A full listing of club nights is available here.

Note that on a few occasions during the season, club night may be switched to Meadowdale Primary School due to matches taking place at Welland Park. Members will be notified prior to these dates by email and on the club website.

Subscriptions

This seasons club fees are here. There has been a slight increase of £10 in the adult club fees for this season. This is largely due to increased cost of shuttles and court hire.

Can you please ensure that your subscriptions are paid by the end of September, any subs received after that will not receive the £10 discount. If you’re intending to play in matches, prompt payment is appreciated so you can be registered. Please give all cheques/cash to Jim. No one will be registered until their fees are paid.

Matches

We intend to have Ladies, Doubles, Men’s 1 and Men’s teams registered in their respective leagues. However, there is currently a vacancy for Men’s 2 captain and unless someone comes forward to take on that role, the committee may decide to withdraw the Men’s 2 team. If you are interested in stepping forward as Men’s 2 captain, please speak to John or one of the other committee members.

Fixtures for 2018-19 are here. Northamptonshire fixtures are already available and Leicestershire fixtures be available in due course.

Contacts

A list of contacts for club committee members is available here, should you need to contact us during the season. You can also contact us using the club email address harboroughfeathers@hotmail.com.

Club Night Cancelled – 19th Jan 2018

Due to the number of people either playing in matches or who are away, it seems there will only be 1 or 2 people available for club night this Friday (19th Jan 2018). Therefore we have decided to cancel the booking at Meadowdale and club night for this week.

Apologies to the people who may have gone down, but it wouldn’t have been a viable club night. We hope to see you at club night at Welland Park next Friday (26th Jan 2018).