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Due to a significant loss incurred during the Covid lockdowns and other severe financial pressures the Directors at HBA are having to make Richard Peters as Centre Manager and Performance and Developing Manager redundant in order to reduce the payroll cost for Westgate.

HBA is committed to working on a plan to secure the long-term future of Westgate Badminton Centre for the continuation of Badminton for all in the county.

This is not something we wanted to do but ultimately it is our only option.

During Richard’s 3 months’ notice period (to 14th January) it will be business as usual and we will be talking to every club and Association this may affect during this time.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Richard for his work during the past 3 years and wish him the best for the future.

Trevor Darlington



At HBA our key aims are to:

  • Help and support our clubs so that they can grow and sustain a healthy membership
  • Create and implement a clear plan for developing ‘grass roots’ badminton within the county
  • Promote the physical, emotional and social benefits of badminton – whatever your age, whatever your level
  • Help schools and local badminton clubs forge strong relationships
  • Create a strong and sustainable workforce of high calibre and well qualified coaches
  • Provide one of the best county coaching programmes in the country with dedicated weekly training sessions for both junior and senior squads throughout the year
  • Be one of the strongest and most successful playing counties in the country

Hampshire Badminton Academy Update

Hampshire Badminton Academy has teamed-up with Winchester Badminton Academy to provide junior beginner coaching sessions at Westgate Badminton Centre. Sessions take place on Saturdays during term time and are aimed primarily at children aged 6 to 18 years who are wishing to learn the basics of the game and to develop their skills on the court.

For more details, click HERE

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