Couzens Badminton Club

History

Couzens Badminton Club was formed in August 2013 following the merger of Purwell and Broadway Badminton Clubs. Below is a potted history of Purwell, and some memories of long serving members of Broadway.

Purwell BC LogoPurwell BC

Purwell Badminton club began life as part of Hitchin Badminton club which played at 2 venues on two nights per week. As each venue became more independent the split came quite naturally.  As our part of the Club used Hitchin College, situated near the river Purwell at Walsworth we adopted the name Purwell Badminton Club in 1976.

Several years later the College threatened closure for refurbishment so we looked for a new venue and luckily the purpose built sports hall at Hitchin Boys School opened in 1998.  Purwell Badminton Club was the first Club to take up residence and helped in making decisions such as the hall's colour scheme!

Always been known as a friendly Club Purwell supporting the local leagues, entering one or more teams in both Stevenage League and Letchworth League with varying degrees of success over the years.

Broadway BC

 ....still being researched!...