We provide coaching to Schools, Colleges, Universities and work in partnership with Hackney Council, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, Active Newham, LB of Redbridge, Badminton England, Arsenal FC and other partners (see sessions).
Black Arrows Badminton Club was formed in 1984 and after many years of successful competitions and a tremendous history of achievement, club founder, Henry Gaspard now places a large emphasis on coaching and providing the young people of Hackney and the surrounding boroughs, an opportunity to participate in the sport of Badminton.
The aim of Black Arrows is to put fun into learning the sport and caters for all playing standards, whether a beginner or of county standard. Black Arrows will certainly have something for you.
Henry has been coaching for over twenty five years and continues to do so in a number of venues across London. He has now developed his own coaching team in order to help promote and develop the sport and says that this will help to “further increase the number of young people participating in the sport and attending our sessions”. “Sport itself is a great way of crossing barriers regardless of colour, gender or religion, and I have found, from my own experiences, sport brings people together”.Henry T. Gaspard
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Our Sports and Leisure Services team have worked with the Black Arrows Badminton Club for over six years. This partnership has provided support and guidance in both the provision of the sport and a real commitment towards developing our Badminton offer… [Read more]
BBC Get Inspired recognises Black Arrows contribution to increasing Badminton Participation for BME Communities
Our Games: Rajiv Ouseph says 'being sporty is not seen as the thing to do' By Kal Sajad - BBC Get Inspired From the section Get Inspired British number one Rajiv Ouseph will represent Team England in the men's singles badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games in...read more
Black Arrows Badminton Club brought Badminton to Central Park on Friday 6th April as part of the ParkLives in Newham programme. Newham council in partnership with Coco-Cola Great Britain, is delivering another fantastic programme of activities for all ages to enjoy....read more
Read below, an account from Black Arrows coach, Sharon Jones Barnes of her performance at the World Para Badminton Championships in Korea. Hi Henry Now home and trying to get back in the swing of things. I still can't believe I was in South Korea competing in...read more