We will hosting badminton events throughout 2021 at various GLL sites in Welwyn Hatfield: A parent and toddler taster session in February including soft play, bubble chasing, catch nets, giant shuttle throwing, soft balls etc. A junior tournament in March to coincide with Sport Relief, for U18, U14, and U10 , boys and girls , with prizes. A series of five outdoor demonstrations during the Summer with pop up nets and spot prizes at GLL sites- King George IV fields, Swim centre, Panshanger Golf course, Stanborough Park and Lake. A parent and child doubles tournament in July with prizes. An adult singles tournament in September for social and casual players, to raise funds for McMillan Support. An 8 week Essentials Coached Course for beginners from October. An adult doubles tournament in November for social and casual players, to raise funds for McMillan Support. The badminton celebration will end in December with a Christmas Cracker junior tournament, with prizes.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will primarily raise awareness and participation of badminton at GLL sites and throughout the borough. The Essentials course will train 8 new beginners to be able to join in their local badminton groups. After the project, the equipment used ( shuttles, pop-up nets, etc.) will be donated to local schools. The t-shirt prizes will advertise GLL Badminton and promote activity and well being. Sport Relief and McMillan Support will also benefit from the project.
Steps to get it done:
The equipment used in the project will be donated to local schools after use ( eg shuttles, pop-up nets, catch nets and giant shuttles etc). Several events will be used to voluntarily raise funds for charity.
About the space
HATFIELD LEISURE CENTRE
Welwyn Hatfield Council