Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame

Terry Forbes

Broomball (2010)

Lisa MatternTerry Forbes has played or lent organizational skills to bowling, fastball, baseball and soccer but his most outstanding leadership skills were in building a provincial and national image for broomball. He is currently playing in his 52nd consecutive year of fastball. His organizational skills have been utilized only at the local level as a coach/manager/player of his own team. As well, he coached minor ball for 8 seasons and has organized masters ball teams for International competition. In Broomball however, he was a member of the board which established the Saskatchewan Broomball Association in 1976 and the Canadian Broomball Federation in 1977. He has been president of the Saskatoon Broomball League and longtime committee member of the annual Gold Broom tournament. He has been president, tournament chair and workshop instructor with the provincial association. Terry has been a director and secretary of the national association. In 1994, he formed a Team Canada entry to travel to Japanís national championship and the Canadians went undefeated. He was honoured with the Sask Sport Volunteer Recognition award in 1992, and induction into the Canadian Broomball Hall of Fame in 2004.