Essex Adventure Weekend

The Essex Adventure Weekend is an annual event run by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs for our affiliated member clubs and our national network. Two days of fun and challenging activities in a supportive youth work environment.
This year the event runs from 6pm on Friday 15th June to 4pm Sunday 17th June 2018. We will take over Stubbers Adventure Centre for the whole weekend so that all of our clubs can bring their members and try out what the centre has to offer at a heavily discounted rate. Clubs can bring their members for the whole weekend, either making use of the Stubbers tents or they can bring their own tents, or clubs can choose to join us just for the Saturday. Whichever option works for you, there’s plenty of room for everyone! All member clubs of the national network we belong to, National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs, are invited!
For more information click on the link below or contact Rebecca at or 01245 264783

National Cross Country Championships Results 2017

On Saturday 18th February a total of 87 runners from 14 clubs across England and Wales took part in the National Cross Country Championship hosted by Essex Boys and Girls Clubs at Stubber’s Adventure Centre in Upminster, Essex.

Many of the clubs travelled a great distance to compete in the Nationals including Cardiff from The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales, Hastings and West Hill BC of Sussex and Surrey Clubs for Young People and six clubs from the Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs: Birtley, Derwentside, Chester Le Street, Low Fell, Blackhill and Sunderland.

In addition there were a number of clubs from the Essex Boys and Girls Clubs network competing for both National and County titles. These clubs included: Centurions ABC, St Joseph’s YC, Rayne ABC, Bancroft Lions CC, Colne Engaine YC and Linford Wanderers FSC.

The sun shone throughout the day and the temperature was uncharacteristically mild which made for ideal cross country running conditions and an enjoyable atmosphere for spectators (especially when twinned with the abundance of homemade cakes courtesy of EBGC’s Sue Pell).

Races took place for boys and girls at U11, U13, U15 and U17 age groups offering both individual and team awards.

For all results click here 

To see photos from the day please click here

Picture of young people at cross country

NABC: National Amateur Boxing Championship 2015

The NABGC running the NABC…

The newly reformed National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs has organised the 2015 National Amateur Boxing Championship.
A passionate belief in the importance of this historic championship was part of the reason why the NABGC was set up by like-minded county organisations.

Hotly contested in the Regional Rounds, there’s been some exciting young talent on display in the NABCs, with entrants fighting for a place in the prestigious finals…


NABC 2015 Class A Finals results >

NABC 2015 Class B Finals results >

NABC 2015 Class C Finals results >

NABC 2015 South Eastern Counties Regional Finals results >

NABC 2015 London Regional Finals results >


Semi-finals photos > 

Class A Finals photos >

Class B Finals photos >

Class C Finals photos >


Click here for the rules governing the NABC 2015 >

The Championship was generously sponsored by Warrior Boxing


Date: Thursday 3rd December
Venue: Sir Phillip Game Centre, 38 Moreland Avenue, Croydon, CR0 6EA
Weigh in: 5-7pm
Boxing starts: 7.15pm
Click here for event information for the Class C Finals >



Date: Friday 4th December
Venue: SGS College Wise Campus, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS3 48L
Weigh in: 4-6pm
Boxing starts: 7pm




Date: Saturday 5th December
Venue: Heart of Portsmouth BA, Charter Sports Centre, Greetham Street, Portsmouth, P05 4HL
Weigh in: 12.30-14.30
Boxing starts: 15.00
Click here for event information for the Class A Finals >


EBGC opens their America Challenge to NABGC members

The annual America Challenge, organised by Essex Boys & Girls Clubs is now open to young people from all NABGC member clubs.

American Challenge 2016 - for NABGC

The challenge is a 3.5 week trip to Tennessee, to experience The Great Smoky Mountains, The Appalachian Trail and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Young people complete their John Muir Award, which focuses on appreciating wildernesses areas. The trip will follow the same format as previous years – a report and photos of the 2015 trip can be found here >

Click here to download the trip poster for your club > 

The challenge is open to young people who will be aged 18-21yrs by 26th August 2016. Young people must be nominated by their Club Leader.

There are 3 places available to the NABGC network.
In addition EBGC will take 3 young people from their own club network and the trip will be led by Juliet Townsend who co-led the trip in 2014 and 2015, plus a second member of EBGC staff yet to be announced.

The cost to NABGC members is £1,900 per person, which includes flights, accommodation, food, activities and staff support. The only thing not included is transport to the airport, personal spending money (ie: for souvenirs or treats) and personal kit (certain items may be available to borrow).

Click here to download a Club Member Nomination Form >



NABC 2015: Open for Entries

Entry is now open for the National Amateur Boxing Championship (NABC), which returns this season run by the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs (NABGC); with female boxers competing for the first time in the event’s 109 year history.

The competition, which took a break in 2014 for the first time in 50 years, aims to find the best 15-18 year old boxers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It has been known by various different names over the years, but retains a strong reputation for uncovering new talent, with previous recipients including world champions and Olympic medallists. The event’s roll of honour includes the likes of Ricky Hatton, Amir Khan and Joe Calzaghe, as well as current Rio 2016 contenders Harvey Horn and Joshua Buatsi.

Organiser Afsheen Panjalizadeh, Sports and Events Manager at Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, said: ‘It is great to have the championships back again after a year’s absence. It can be a real stepping stone for teenagers who want to go on to win at national and international level. Hopefully, with the addition of female boxers this year, we will see similar success for our women competitors.’

Entry is open now, and the competition gets underway in October or November (depending on region), with finals taking place during the first week of December.

Age classes for boxers:

Class A – Born in 2000

Class B – Born in 1999

Class C – Born in 1998 or 1997

Male boxers are required to have had at least two bouts prior to the start of the championships, whilst female boxers need only to be registered – competitive experience is not required.

How to enter:

Clubs wishing to enter boxers into the NABGC National Amateur Boxing Championship should:

1. Affiliate to your local NABGC member organisation
Click here to find your local organisation >

2. Complete an entry form and send it to your local NABC contact
Click here to download an entry form – men
Click here to download an entry form – women

3. Send completed entry form(s) to your local NABC contact below:

GROUP County Rounds to be boxed by 1st  November 2015 Contact for affiliation and championship entries Email Phone Number
A London
(Essex to host)
Afsheen Panjalizadeh 01245 264783
B Essex (to host)
Afsheen Panjalizadeh 01245 264783
C Kent
Joyce Quinnell 07824 380121
D Hampshire
Oxon (to host)
Joel Stevens 07845 333058
 E/F Cornwall
Bristol (to host)
Matt Donnelly 0117 9292513
 G Buckinghamshire
Joel Stevens 07845 333058


Mark Brine 0114 233 0365


Mark Brine 0114 233 0365
K Northumberland
Durham (to host)
Alan Watson 0191 383 1894
07917 156953
L North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire (to host)
Mark Brine 0114 233 0365
M Cheshire
Andy Hamill 0161 477 7735
N Lancashire
Adrian French
Andy Gunn
01524 65106

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