Forest United was formed in 1973, the name derives from the road name, Forest Gate, where one of the founders lived. The club has written permission to use the Nottingham Forest logo, signed by the late Brian Clough himself. Since 1973 the club has expanded to embrace youth teams (of both sexes) at all ages permitted by the Football Association. The club's successes have included the winning of numerous trophies (including County Cups)and the nurturing of players who have gone on to distinguished professional careers, including, but not limited to: Paul Merson, Tim Sherwood, Dean Austin, Danny Dichio and two players who have been involved in this year's play offs: Darren Currie (Dagenham & Redbridge) and Phil Smith (Swindon Town) - we are hoping that at least one of these players will be in attendance at this year's Fun Day. The running of any club of the size of Forest United is a triumph of endeavor over adversity and the club's greatest success might be considered to be its survival, in spite of the fact that it does not have, and has never had tenure, in a home of its own. That survival and the club that exists today, owes much to one man who has been virtually ever present and is now the club's President: Jim Bragg.