Category: Club Nights

General information on club nights

Club Night at Meadowdale – 21st Jan 2022

Due to a match taking place at Welland Park and to accommodate our growing membership, club night on Friday 21st January 2022 will be at Meadowdale school from 7.45pm to 9.45pm.

The address for Meadowdale is Meadowdale Primary School, Meadowdale Rd, Market Harborough, LE16 7XQ. For a map/directions, see below.

Directions to Meadowdale

Club Night at Meadowdale – 10th Dec 2021

Due to a match taking place at Welland Park and to accommodate our growing membership, club night on Friday 10th December 2021 will be at Meadowdale school from 7.45pm to 9.45pm.

Note also that this will be the last session of 2021, with the first session of 2022 being Friday 7th January.

The address for Meadowdale is Meadowdale Primary School, Meadowdale Rd, Market Harborough, LE16 7XQ. For a map/directions, see https://www.harborough-feathers.co.uk/2021/11/08/club-night-at-meadowdale-12th-nov-2021/

Directions to Meadowdale

New Season Starts Friday 3rd Sept

We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new season, which starts on Friday 3rd September (not 27th August as previously communicated). Please see the detailed information below for season dates and club contacts.

We very much hope this year’s badminton will not be as adversely affected by Covid-19 as during the last two seasons. Therefore, we do not intend to use the Playwaze system this year. We will collect club fees as normal and these fees are detailed below.

Please note, an email detailing up to date guidance on Covid-19 from Badminton England will follow shortly.

Club Nights

Club nights will take place at Welland Park Academy, Market Harborough, every Friday from 7.30pm and 9.30pm between the dates listed here:

A full listing of club nights is available at: http://www.harborough-feathers.co.uk/calendar/club-nights/

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 season’s club fees are listed here. Club fees are the same as in the 2019-2020 season.

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 using the details sent by email (contact us if you need these).

Matches

We intend to have Mixed Doubles, New Hall Doubles and Men’s teams registered in the Leicestershire leagues.

Once we have the fixtures, they will be available on the club website at http://www.harborough-feathers.co.uk/calendar/fixtures-all/

Contacts

Contacts for individual committee members are also available on the website at http://www.harborough-feathers.co.uk/about-us/contacts/

You can also contact us using the club email address badminton@harborough-feathers.co.uk.

Club Night Cancelled on 18th June

We have decided to cancel the club night planned for Friday 18th June due to this clashing with the England vs Scotland football match, meaning very few members being available to play.

The remaining sessions are now as follows:

  • Friday 11th June
  • Friday 25th June
  • Friday 2nd July

The club nights will be organised under Badminton England COVID-19 guidelines:

  • We are limited to 16 players on 3 courts with social distancing in place when off court.
  • Players must book via Playwaze by Thursday evening and each session will cost £7 to book.
  • Unfortunately, we are not permitted to allow players to arrive on the night without pre-booking.
  • Players will be allocated to a court prior to play starting – on arrival please go directly to your allocated court.
  • New members should contact us before booking or attending.

Please see here for further information before attending.

We hope to see you on court soon.

Regards, The Harborough Feathers Committee

Club Nights Extended to Friday 2nd July

We have extended the season to Friday 2nd July so four more club nights have been added to Playwaze as follows:

  • Friday 11th June
  • Friday 18th June (Now cancelled due to football)
  • Friday 25th June
  • Friday 2nd July

The club nights will be organised under Badminton England COVID-19 guidelines:

  • We are limited to 16 players on 3 courts with social distancing in place when off court.
  • Players must book via Playwaze by Thursday evening and each session will cost £7 to book.
  • Unfortunately, we are not permitted to allow players to arrive on the night without pre-booking.
  • Players will be allocated to a court prior to play starting – on arrival please go directly to your allocated court.
  • New members should contact us before booking or attending.

Please see here for further information before attending.

We hope to see you on court soon.

Regards, The Harborough Feathers Committee

Club Sessions Restart 21st May 2021

Covid-19 restrictions have eased and we have decided to book Welland Park initially for the three nights of

  • Friday 21st May
  • Friday 28th May and
  • Friday 4th June

to test demand for club nights. These club nights will start at the usual time of 7:30pm.

Initially the club nights will be organised the same as in October so:

  • We are limited to 12 players divided into two pods of 6 players with each pod social distanced from the other.
  • Players must book via Playwaze by Thursday evening and each session will cost £7 to book.
  • Unfortunately, we are not permitted to allow players to arrive on the night without pre-booking.
  • Players will be allocated to a court prior to play starting – on arrival please go directly to your allocated court.

Please see here for further information before attending.

We hope to see you on court soon.

Regards, The Harborough Feathers Committee

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