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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Last Summer Club Night

posted by Will Wiseman on Sun 21 Aug 2016 22:56

The last club night of the summer is Wednesday 24th and will be held at Horwich Leisure Centre, not Bolton Arena.

Also a reminder to all members to get their registration forms to me ASAP before the season starts to ensure we register you on time.

Club AGM

posted by Will Wiseman on Fri 03 Jun 2016 09:11

The AGM will be held at Horwich RMI on the 9th June. Will start at 7:30pm and will serve the usual Peas and Pasties.

If anyone would like to add anything to the agenda, please forward on your suggestions to Will.

Also, we vote for player of the season, both Junior and Senior categories. Again, any suggestions on this, please send to myself and will store the votes.

We hope all members can attend this evening as numbers have dwindled over the past few years.

We look forward to seeing you there.


posted by Ray Schofield on Wed 15 Jul 2015 13:17

Ray has organised an afternoon playing bowling at Rivington Bowling Club on Saturday 18th July from 1:30pm. There will be a hotpot tea at 5:00pm for the all inclusive price of £10.

If you are interested in taking part then please get in touch with Ray Schofield to let him know ASAP.

Summer Club Changes

posted by David Travis on Tue 30 Jun 2015 22:50

Please note that summer club will not run on the following days:

  • Wednesday 8th July
  • Wednesday 22nd July

Club AGM 2015

posted by David Travis on Wed 03 Jun 2015 00:25

This years club AGM has been set for Tuesday 16th June at Horwich RMI.
Please arrive at 7:30pm for a start no later than 8:00pm.
As usual there will be a free pasty and pie supper so we need to know asap who can/cannot attend. Please advise any member of the committee - myself, Ray or Lisa.

We must appoint a new club secretary this year so can any members prepared to take on the role please speak to any of the committee ASAP, with the bribe being that you will receive a reduction in your annual subs.

Finally, nominations are now open for the Senior and Junior Player of the Season awards so please let me have your nominations prior to the AGM.

Summer Club

posted by Lisa Harrison on Mon 30 Mar 2015 22:10

Summer club will be running from Wednesday 8th April 2015 at Bolton Arena.

Time: 8pm until 10pm

Senior Members £4
Junior Members £3
Visitors £5

Look forward to seeing you over the summer months for a hit!

Death of Mrs Edith Forrest

posted by Ann Scholefield on Sun 23 Nov 2014 16:08

Just a note to all club members to inform you of the death of Mrs. Edith Forrest. She has had links with the club for more than 50 years. Her late husband was the founder of the Bolton Sunday Schools' Badminton League and a member of our club way back when the matches were played at Bolton Grammar School. When Mrs. Forrest's husband, George, passed away, as a tribute to him we changed the club's name to Forrest, approximately 30 years ago.

Until about three years ago she was present at every Bolton Badminton League Presentation Evening going back 30+ years. (The photo below is of club members with Edith at the 2007/08 presentation evening)

The funeral will be on Monday 24th November at West Chapel, Overdale – 10.30 a.m.

Forrest Ceilidh 2014

posted by Brenda Shott on Sun 05 Oct 2014 18:28

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 (07786 135632) or Ray (07940 541402) for tickets, or if you have any questions.

Wigan Badminton Bonanza 2014

posted by Chris Travis on Sun 28 Sep 2014 15:13

The Wigan Badminton Bonanza is back for 2014 and will be taking place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. It features tournaments for all disciplines for both adults and juniors (U16s, U14s, U12s).

Saturday 25th October (Adults: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)
Sunday 26th October (Juniors: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)

Leigh Indoor Sports Centre
Sale Way

Entry Fee:
£5 per player, per event

Entry Deadline: Monday 20th October

Download the entry form

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.

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