Club night on Friday 5th January will now be held at Harborough Leisure Centre from 8-10pm and NOT at Meadowdale as previously advertised.
We will return to Welland Park Academy from Friday 12th January.
Due to some maintenance of the hall taking place at Welland Park during half-term, club night on Friday 20th Oct will be at Desborough leisure centre from 7pm to 9pm.
The address is Desborough leisure centre, Ironwood Ave, Desborough, Kettering NN14 2JJ. For map/directions see below.
All being well, we will return to Welland Park on Fri 27th Oct.
As you may know, we have experienced some issues with the sports hall at Welland Park, which we believe for several reasons is no longer suitable for our badminton sessions. As Meadowdale only has three courts, the committee has now decided to book Harborough Leisure Centre for most of the remaining club nights for this season.
So from Friday 25th November, club nights will be at Harborough Leisure Centre (Northampton Rd, Market Harborough LE16 9HF) from 8-10pm.
Directions to the Leisure Centre can be found at https://goo.gl/maps/s5DEw1B9be7ngUBX6. You may need to let reception know that you are there for a Harborough Feathers session.
This decision was not taken lightly and we believe it provides a more suitable and safe venue for badminton for the rest of this season. As and when the new hall at Welland Parks is available, we will evaluate whether this is a suitable venue for next season.
After discovering multiple issues with the hall at Welland Park last week, the committee is looking to move club nights to an alternative venue. For this week, club night will be at Meadowdale from 7.45pm – 9.45pm.
We will keep you informed about the venue for future club nights.
We hope you had a good summer and are ready for the new season, which starts on Friday 2nd September at Welland Park Academy. Please see the detailed information below for season dates and club contacts.
There is currently no specific COVID-19 guidance and do not expect this to be an issue during the season, but we will continue to follow any government/Badminton England guidance. We also ask that you do not attend our sessions if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have recently tested positive.
It’s worth noting that there is construction work ongoing at Welland Park Academy as they are building a new sports hall that is due for completion in spring 2023. It is currently still possible to park at the rear of the school, but the entrance should now be used to exit.
We hope to see you on Friday 2nd September.
Club nights will generally take place at Welland Park Academy, Market Harborough, every Friday from 7.30pm and 9.30pm between the dates below. Due to hall availability, on some occasions throughout the season, club night will be moved to Meadowdale School from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. We will also be using Meadowdale School for matches this season.
For more details see here.
We will also send out email updates throughout the season.
This season’s club fees have increased by £5 since last season due to increases in Badminton England membership and shuttle costs.
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.
We would prefer you to pay your fees by bank transfer using the details sent by email. Alternatively you can pay giving cheque/cash to Jim at club night:
For more details see here.
We intend to have Mixed Doubles and Men’s teams registered in the Leicestershire leagues and will attempt to arrange some friendlies for the Ladies team. Once we have the fixtures, they will be available here.
Contacts for individual committee members are also available here.
You can also contact us using the club email address email@example.com.
If you have not provided us with full contact details previously or your contact details have changed recently (i.e. address, email, phone) then you can send us updated details using the form here.
Members responses to our suggestion to extend the season were very positive. We have therefore booked four additional club nights to take place at Meadowdale School, 7:45pm to 9:45pm on the following dates
Also, a reminder that club night on Friday 27th May is at Meadowdale School (7.45-9.45pm).
We hope to see you on court soon.
Just a quick reminder that remaining club nights will be at Meadowdale School until the end of the season. So the following dates are at Meadowdale:
Please note club nights at Meadowdale run from 7:45pm to 9:45pm. Note also that there are no more club nights after 27th May until the new season starts in September.