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13. Jun, 2021

Child Protection Officer

Child Protection Officer
HBG is looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Child Protection Officer (CPO) for the group. The CPO is part of the HBG committee, however unless required does not need to actively participate in committee meetings if they do not wish to. Ideally the CPO would already have some knowledge about child protection procedures but training will be provided.

The CPO would be required to:
• Attend an online Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop (approx. 3 hours)
• Update the current HBG database of PVGs;
o check that current PVG holders wish to continue
o pass on the details of any new PVGs or updates to Badminton Scotland (who will contact the individuals directly to complete their PVG forms)
o update the database with PVG membership numbers once they are processed
• Update the current HBG database of affiliated club CPOs
o contact clubs to request contact details for their CPO
o assist a club to set up a CPO role if required
• Ensure HBG training, events & competitions follow Badminton Scotland's policy for safeguarding, wellbeing and the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
• Follow Badminton Scotland's Child Protection & Wellbeing Reporting Procedures if they are made aware of/or witness a child protection & wellbeing issue
Although the admin duties related to the role should not take up a lot of time this role is vital to allow the group to continue run sessions for children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are interesting in the role or would like more information please get in touch (hbgroup05@gmail.com).
Additional information on the role of child protection officers can also be found on Badminton Scotland's website https://www.badmintonscotland.org.uk/ethics-legal/

12. Apr, 2021

HBG AGM Thursday 29th April 2021 at 7.30pm

The Highland Badminton Group AGM will be held on Thursday 29th April 2021. The committee would welcome your attendance.

If you would like to attend please send an email to HBGroup05@gmail.com advising of your email address. The agenda and an invitation to the teams link will be emailed out shortly before the meeting.

Responses by Monday 26th April 2021 would be appreciated, to enable time for addresses to be collated and invites send out.

It is the intention, time permitting, to hold a committee meeting immediately after the AGM, with the elected committee members.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, the Committee can be contacted at the above email address.The

The meeting will be held online.

We would like to invite anyone within the area to attend.

31. Aug, 2020

Following the recent advice from the Scottish Government regarding social distancing in order to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, all Badminton activities are cancelled until further notice.

Please refer to the Badminton Scotland website for further information.

https://www.badmintonscotland.org.uk

18. Mar, 2020

Squad cancelled

Please note no squad on Saturday 21st. All communications will go through email from Lesley. Any queries/questions contact HBGroup05@gmail.com

18. Mar, 2020

AGM - Cancelled until further notice

The AGM is cancelled until further notice,

17. Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Latest Update

All HBG tournaments cancelled until further notice.

Badminton Scotland has confirmed this morning - see below
'Following the recent advice from the Scottish Government regarding social distancing in order to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus, we are now recommending that formal Badminton activities are cancelled until further notice.'.....

15. Mar, 2020

Restricted Results & Photos

Many thanks to all for taking part yesterday some good tough games. Please click link for results and photos.

12. Mar, 2020

Restricted Update

Currently still on. HBG do take the coronavirus seriously and will follow hall decisions. We will ask players to use hankerchiefs, cover face when coughing and wash hands more often than usual for longer. If player does not want to hand shake then please show respect another way - saying thank you or fist pump.

5. Mar, 2020

Restricted Start times available

Click link for details....

4. Mar, 2020

Restricted update

Entry closed - many thanks to all those entered. Click link for further details.
It is important that player checks events entered and that they are correct. Please contact is any issues HBGroup564@gmail.com

13. Jan, 2020

Squad intake update

Please note that there will be no intake of players to junior Highland Squad until review for September 2020 start (August invites). All sessions are full.
Please note that the review will be taken from results of Highland Tournaments:
Semi finals and above in A final for selection -
Sept 2019 - Bonanza
April 2020 - Adult Champs
Quarterfinals and above in A final for selection:
Nov 2019 - U15 & U19
Feb 2020 - U14 / U17
Semi finals and above in A final for selection -
Sep 2019 - Orkney Restricted U14 U16 U18
Mar 2020 - Restricted U12 / U15 / U18 (this is a true gauge of all Highland region under Badminton Scotland area - Highland, Islands and Moray addresses).
U12 Anglo players will be awarded merit as appropriate.

If you wish to be part of this selection criteria please get your entries in for the remaining tournaments that apply and good luck!

Any queries please reach out to HBGroup05@gmail.com

The aim of the Group is to promote and develop the sport and recreation of Badminton in the Scottish Highlands & Islands in direct alignment with Badminton Scotland Regional Development Officer jurisdiction.

The group is made up of volunteers who take direction and governance from Badminton Scotland.

Email Contact: HBGroup05@gmail.com