Welcome to the website for Forrest Badminton Club. Forrest is the largest club in the Bolton League famed for producing their own junior players. The club has received Premier Club Mark Accreditation with Badminton England to become the first club in Lancashire to achieve this award. We field seven teams in the Bolton League, two teams in the Whitefield League and one team in the Leigh League. As well as senior members, we have over 40 junior members. In addition to providing opportunities for competitive play, the club runs coaching sessions led by fully qualified coaches and organises various social events throughout the year.

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Forrest Ceilidh 2014

posted by Dureen Dixon on Mon 08 Sep 2014 13:48

The Forrest Ceilidh returns once again for 2014.

Saturday 22nd November 2014
Pasty and Peas Supper

St Mary's Church Hall
Richmond Street

£10 Adults
£5 Children

Contact Brenda or Dureen for tickets, or if you have any questions.

Fun Bowling Day - 5 July

posted by Carolyn Wood on Wed 21 May 2014 22:46

A Bowling Fun Day has been arranged at Rivington on the 5th July. The fun will start at 1:30pm and there will be coffee, apple pie and hot pot at 5:00pm. The premises are licensed and the cost is just £15, which includes the hire of the bowls.


If you are interetsed please could you let Ray know.



AGM - 2014

posted by Carolyn Wood on Wed 21 May 2014 22:37

The date for this year's AGM has been set and the AGM will be held on Tueday 17th June at 7:45pm at Horwich RMI. As in previous years a pasty and pea supper will be served during the evening.

At this year's AGM we will be needing a new club secretary and so if you wish to discuss the role in confidence please contact David Travis ASAP or otherwise please put your name forward for consideration.

If there is anything members wish to raise at the meeting then please e-mail Carolyn before Friday 6th June so that it can be added to the agenda. Members who are unable to attend should send apologies to Carolyn.

The AGM provides an opportunity for members to have a say in how the club is run and it would be fantastic to see a good turnout.

Summer Club Nights - 2014

posted by Carolyn Wood on Wed 30 Apr 2014 20:53

Summer club night sessions will commence on Wednesday 7 May and will continue to run all the way through to the beginning of the season. As usual they will run every Wednesday at Bolton Arena from 8pm until 10pm. All players of a league standard are welcome to attend. Beginners should consider attending our summer coaching sessions and should contact Ray Schofield (Head Coach) for details.

Prices for each summer club session are as follows:
Senior Member £4.00
Junior Member £2.00 (under 18 or in full-time education)
Senior Visitor £5.00
Junior Visitor £2.50 (under 18 or in full-time education)

To ensure that the club nights are a success and that all can enjoy them we are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the club nights. If you would like to volunteer please contact any member of the committee, David Travis, Ray Schofield, Lisa Harrison or Carolyn Wood. You won't need to commit to being there every week and the more volunteers we have the better!

We look forward to seeing you down during the summer club.

2014 Annual Presentation Dance

posted by Carolyn Wood on Tue 01 Apr 2014 21:49

The annual presentaion dance to celebrate the end of the season will be on Friday 9 May at Horwich RMI Club. The evening will start at 7:30pm and will include supper. If you require a ticket please could you contact either your team captain or me,

Many thanks

D Team into Cup Final on 7 April

posted by Carolyn Wood on Tue 01 Apr 2014 21:37

The D team have reached the final of the Jane Fletcher Memorial Cup beating the A team in the semi-final.

The final will be played on Monday 7 April at Smithills Sport Centre, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, BL1 6JS.

Please come along to support the team and your club.

Chris Adcock & Gabby White into Hong Kong final

posted by Chris Travis on Sat 23 Nov 2013 11:30

Early this morning Chris Adcock and Gabby White (currently ranked world #7 and England #1) got through to their first ever Super Series final. If they pull off a win tomorrow then it will be only the second time that England have won a title on the Super Series circuit!

To get through to the final they beat world champions, and top seeds, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the mixed semi final of the Hong Kong Open.

If you fancy watching the match, it's available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPghktOdPc

The final will also be live streamed tomorrow on Youtube, but because of the time difference this is likely to be about 5:30am :S If you're like me and don't fancy getting up that early then it should be available to watch on https://www.youtube.com/badmintonworldtv shortly after.

UPDATE: They won! An amazing achievement. You can watch the final at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h1qW_abR-I.

Return of Club Nights

posted by Ray Schofield on Sun 13 Oct 2013 14:49

Not got enough badminton in your week?
Missing your friends that play in a different team?
Want more court time to practice that trick shot?

Then the good news is that Club Nights are back!

Starting Tuesday 15th October, Club Nights will run every Tuesday from 8:30pm until 10pm at Horwich Leisure Centre. All members are welcome to attend. Guests / Visitors are asked to contact Ray first to check availability and suitability.

Wigan Badminton Bonanza 2013

posted by Chris Travis on Sat 12 Oct 2013 16:08

The Wigan Badminton Bonanza is back for 2013 and will be taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. It features tournaments for all disciplines for both adults and juniors (U16s, U14s, U12s).

Saturday 16th November (Adults: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)
Sunday 17th November (Juniors: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)

Leigh Indoor Sports Centre
Sale Way

Entry Fee:
Adults = £5 per player, per event
Juniors = £4 per player, per event

Entry Deadline: Friday 8th November

Download the entry form

Forrest Ceilidh 2013

posted by Brenda Shott on Tue 08 Oct 2013 21:57

The Forrest Ceilidh returns once again for 2013.

Saturday 23rd November 2013
Pasty and Peas Supper

St Mary's Church Hall
Richmond Street

£10 Adults
£5 Children

Contact Brenda for tickets or if you have any questions.

Membership Fees Due

posted by David Travis on Thu 26 Sep 2013 21:32

All members are reminded that, as agreed at our AGM, membership fees should either be paid in full, or a first monthly standing order payment made, no later than 30th September. Members failing to do this will unfortunately be ineligible for matches until payment has been made.

If you have any questions about how to pay membership fees please get in touch with our Treasurer, Lisa.

BBQ Photos

posted by Chris Travis on Tue 24 Sep 2013 20:37

Some photos from the recent BBQ are now available in the gallery. They include photos of the Queen presenting medals to the winners of the Football tournament and the soft foam archery long distance competition!

Club Night - 28 August 2013

posted by Carolyn Wood on Wed 21 Aug 2013 19:48

On the 28 August there are no courts available at the arena and club night will be held at Horwich Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Horwich, BL6 5PY.

Annual Club BBQ - 2013

posted by Chris Travis on Sun 18 Aug 2013 14:58

Brenda will be hosting this year's club BBQ at her house next Sunday 25th August from 1:30pm. Bring your own food and drink. Entertainment and games will be provided. All Forrest members and their families are welcome.

Membership Forms for 2013/14 Season

posted by Carolyn Wood on Tue 13 Aug 2013 22:24


The season is fast approaching and it’s that time when we need to refresh contact details. Please could any player wishing to be a member of Forrest B.C. for the 2013-14 season complete the on line registration form, by clicking on the link below, as soon as possible.

Paper copies of the form will also be available at the next two clubnights on the 14th and 21st August.

Many thanks.

Click here to take the survey

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