It is with great regret that we let the Blackburn & District Badminton community know of the passing of John Grant, a former player, captain, coach, committee member, Chairman and Life Member of our league.
Many of you will remember John playing for his first team of Blackburn Central Methodists before moving to St Silas Club. He foresaw the need to introduce young players in to our league and started the Blackburn Juniors Club, giving an opportunity for talented young players to join
us, many of whom are still in the league.
An inspirational badminton player and coach, John was also a long-standing committee member, giving hours and hours of his time and expertise in the running of the Blackburn league. He became Chairman in 1993, an office in which excelled, and which he held until 2004.
John passed away peacefully on 25th May, 2021 at the Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre. He will be much missed by the badminton community.
Our condolences go to John’s family, friends and all who knew him.