The Nottingham Forest Supporters' Club London and Southern Counties Branch was founded in 1977. This coincided with Forest's return to Division One and we were instantly rewarded with Forest winning the Football League championship and the League Cup with further successes in Europe following.
Membership figures during that first season stood at around 150 but fluctuated during the early to mid 1980s. In recent years we have expanded our numbers which exceeded 250 for the first time ever in 1991/92, but is back around the 150 mark. Our members reside not just in London and the southern counties, but over the whole of southern England and the Branch is officially recognised by Nottingham Forest FC with whom we enjoy a successful relationship.
Membership fees for the 1997/98 season are: adults £13.00. husband and wife £18.00, juniors under 16 £3.00 and special rates for families. This also includes the subscription to the parent supporters club.
Our major function is to provide travel facilities to Forest's matches. For Saturday home games we depart London St. Pancras at 10:55, returning on the 17:32. Fares for 1996/97 are £20.00 first class via Midland Mainline.
Midweek games usually see a convoy of cars on the M1 as there is no late night return rail service from Nottingham. Apart from travel, we are very active within APFSCIL, participating in the Sunday Football league, the 5-a-side tournaments, darts and pool leagues plus a team in the Home Counties Supporters' Clubs Quiz League.
We also have a few games of cricket during the summer and a newsletter is published three or four times a season. The branch is also currently investigating setting up a web site.
Visit the Nottingham Forest Supporters Club website.
Last updated: March 2000