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Opening Doors to Great Futures

In Memory – ‘Big Terry’ and ‘Wee Harry’

Boys & Girls Clubs sincerely regret the recent passing of our esteemed friends and colleagues, Harry Cunningham and Terry Watson.  Those of you with more than a few years’ experience of youth service, will know that Harry and Terry gave huge service to young people, youth work and to Boys & Girls Clubs.   Harry…
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Kruger Report – our response

In September of this year, the government published the, so-called Kruger Report, officially titled “Levelling Up Our Communities: Proposals for a new social covenant.” The report, commissioned by the Prime Minister, seeks ways to level up the inequalities in our most deprived that have been so well magnified by the COVID pandemic by building on…
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Berkshire Youth’s 80th birthday!

Although it’s clearly not business as usual, this has not stopped Berkshire Youth celebrating its 80th birthday! The charity has been marking its 80th anniversary of supporting the young people of Berkshire as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Berkshire Youth believes that their work with young people is currently as vital as it has ever…
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IN MEMORY

Many people across the National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs will be saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Donaldson, former Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Scotland. Bill was a particularly strong supporter of the Four Nations Football Tournament that used to take place across the May bank holiday. He…
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Britain’s Fittest Teen (UPDATED)

The National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs are scouring their members and affiliated youth clubs and projects to try and find Britain’s Fittest Teen.  From 10am Friday 15th January through to 28th February 2021 young people will have the opportunity to enter and take part in a UK-wide tournament that will culminate a national…
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NABGC LOOKING TO HELP PROVIDE A KICKSTART FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S FUTURES

The National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs have welcomed the launch of the UK Government’s Kickstart work placement scheme.  The £2 billion scheme seeks to encourage companies, charities and organisations provide six-month work placements by providing grants that will help pay salaries and training and so on. More information can be found at this…
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NABGC Boxing Championships Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with COVID19 we are disappointed to inform you that we have to cancel the NABGC Boxing Championships for 2020. Whilst the restrictions are gradually easing and gyms are beginning to open, the limited access to gyms and capacity for potential competitors to train appropriately mean that there would be…
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YOUTH ACCELERATOR FUNDING PROJECT

Just before the COVID19 pandemic struck and the lockdown was imposed, the National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs (NABGC) were awarded £200,000 by Sport England to deliver positive activities to young people in local youth clubs and projects. The funding was made available by the government as part of their Youth Accelerator funding programme…
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Covid-19 Update and Membership Renewal

We are aware that as the government starts / continues to ease the COVID lockdown, county organisations and local youth clubs are starting to think about how they can reopen safely. NABGC have put together some guidelines that clubs can use – as guidelines – for reopening. Feel free to circulate to your clubs.  We…
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National Boys and Girls Clubs Cross Country 2020

Cross Country report for 2020