Sporting Yesteryear

30 years ago

THE FORFAR Badminton Club took part in the Strathmore team league competition, with team one winning the event at the expense of Dewars, Perth.

Representing Forfar were Catherine Robertson, Linda Watson, Kathleen Smith, Dennis Doig, Dave Weighton and Andy Nicolson.

Next week the annual Forfar open badminton tournament will be staged in the Forfar Academy games hall.

The event has so far managed to attract a total entry of around 150 players and the finals for the tournament will take place on Saturday evening.

THE CONSISTENT Kenny Brown caught the eye of Forfar Athletic’s younger supporters last month.

On Saturday, just before the start of the Forfar v Stirling Albion match, the big sweeper was presented with the Young Sky Blues player of the month award.

20 years ago

CUB SCOUTS from Forfar and Kirriemuir district held their gala in the Webster’s Leisure Centre on Sunday.

Around 50 cubs took part from Forfar, Kirriemuir, Letham, Inverarity and Glamis.

The winners on the night were the Kirriemuir Monday Cubs, with Forfar St Margaret’s Cubs and the Kirriemuir Tuesday Cubs finishing in second and third places respectively.

THE MATCH mascot for the Forfar Athletic v. Queens Park game last Saturday was Letham School pupil Blair Warburton.

FORFAR Athletic reserves battled against the elements on Monday night.

The second string defeated Raith Rovers 2-1 in their Reserve League East clash played at storm-battered Station Park.

Forfar took the lead in the 20th minute through Andy McCafferty, but Raith equalised with a penalty 18 minutes later.

Forfar’s winner came four minutes into the second half when coach Ian McPhee scored from 25 yards.

10 years ago

THE LATEST in a new series of football training courses was staged at Forfar Academy last week.

Youngsters aged 12 and upwards gathered at the Academy playing fields to take advantage of an eight-week block of football tuition, sponsored by Network Rail.

THE FORFAR Sailing Club’s season got off to a successful start on Sunday with a selection of warm up races and an inspirational talk organised and delivered by Jim McDonald.

All participants enjoyed themselves on the bright and breezy day which offered the members a perfect day for sailing.

The racing was won by Colin Webster in a ‘Topper’ and he was the only competitor not to capsize.