Coaching Sessions

Coaching Sessions

Throughout the year Forrest Badminton Club runs coaching sessions that cater for a variety of abilities. All sessions are supervised by qualified coaches and assistant coaches. The fee for each session is £2 for children and £3 for adults. No other entertainment or coaching could be cheaper, and it is a sport that once learned, can be played for the rest of the pupil's active life.

Sessions are conducted under Badminton England rules and recommendations. Forrest has already become one of the few accredited clubs in the country. All coaches, players and parents must adhere to the Code of Conduct designed to promote safety and learning. If you have any questions or require more information please contact Ray Schofield.

Winter Coaching

During the badminton season (September - April) Forrest run the following coaching sessions:

Summer Coaching

Coaching during the Summer is split into three sessions. The sessions run every Friday, usually starting just after Easter, at Bolton Arena and continue until the start of the badminton season in September.

  • 19:00 - 20:00: Beginners
  • 20:00 - 21:00: Intermediates
  • 21:00 - 22:00: Practice Match Play session and non-league standard visitors

Coach Register

Head Coach

Each of the coaching sessions run by Forrest Badminton Club are led by at least one Badminton England qualified Level 2 Coach and a number of Level 1 Assistant Coaches. All coaches are registered with Badminton England and have been CRB checked.

Ray Schofield
Ray Schofield Registered Coach

Level 2 Coaches

The people below have achieved the Level 2 Coach Award, building upon the Level 1 Assistant Coach award this qualifies them to independently coach junior beginners / junior club players and senior beginners / social / club players in the lower levels of local leagues. They are taught to coach grips, movement, the stroke cycle, hitting techniques and advanced strokes.
More information on the Level 2 Coach Award can be found here.

Ron Welsh
Ron Welsh Registered Coach

Level 1 Assistant Coaches

The people below have achieved the Level 1 Assistant Coach Award, the first step in the Badminton England Coaching system. This allows them to assist a qualified coach in sessions with junior beginners / junior club players and senior beginners / social / club players in the lower levels of local leagues.
More information on the Level 1 Assistant Coach Award can be found here.

Paula Wright
Paula Wright Registered Coach
Ann Schofield
Ann Schofield Registered Coach
Badminton England Premier Club Premier Badminton Club and Sport England Clubmark Accredited

This Week

  • Mon 20 November
    Moorside A vs Forrest Bolton E
  • 19:30 @ Smithills Sports Centre
  • Wed 22 November
    Forrest Bolton A vs Markland Hill Bolton A
  • 20:00 @ Bolton Arena
  • Wed 22 November
    Forrest Bolton C vs D.L. Farnworth A
  • 20:00 @ Bolton Arena
  • Thu 23 November
    GMT Bolton vs Forrest Bolton D
  • 19:15 @ Eccles Congregational Church
  • Thu 23 November
    Forrest Bolton F vs Moorside B
  • 20:00 @ Bolton Arena
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Results

  • Thu 9 November
  • Park 10
    Forrest Bolton B 8
    Section B
  • Wed 8 November
  • Forrest Bolton C 12
    Westhoughton C 6
    Section B
  • Wed 8 November
  • Forrest Bolton A 9
    Westhoughton A 9
    Section A
  • Mon 6 November
  • Forrest Whitefield 12
    Middleton A 6
    Division 1
  • Wed 1 November
  • Forrest Bolton B 16
    Forrest Bolton D 2
    Section B
  • Thu 26 October
  • GMT Bolton 397
    Forrest Bolton B 304
    Jane Fletcher Memorial Cup
  • Wed 25 October
  • Forrest Bolton D 378
    Deane A 327
    Jane Fletcher Memorial Cup
  • Thu 19 October
  • Sharples B 12
    Forrest Bolton E 6
    Section C
  • Thu 19 October
  • Forrest Bolton F 7
    Sharples C 11
    Section D
  • Wed 18 October
  • Forrest Bolton D 14
    Deane A 4
    Section B
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