Category: News

BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS STATEMENT

It has been a long and challenging 12 months or so due to the COVID pandemic. But I am sure that we are all pleased that, gradually, things seem to be moving toward some sense of normality. Clubs across our network are beginning to re-open and activity is once again starting to take place. In…
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Kickstart Starts

NABGC has had it’s first young people start their employment as part their Kickstart scheme. Three young people started work at Frenford Clubs, who are members of Essex Boys & Girls. Zainab Azeeb, Brian Bani, Teddie Barnes & Syed Hussain started work for the club just before Easter, on Thursday 1st April. The three new…
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Former club member features in Vogue

Sam Dixon, a former member of Partington Screamin’ Wheels in Greater Manchester, featured in article where she, along with two other NHS nurses, talked about their nursing experiences during the COVID19 pandemic. Sam, who was talking about her club and NABGC experiences as part of an interview for our YouTube Channel, said “It’s really weird.”…
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NABGC AWARDED KICKSTART SCHEME

The National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs (NABGC) have been awarded a grant to deliver the governments recently launched Kickstart scheme which aims to provide young people with a 6-month work placement and develop their skills and experience to help them get permanent employment. At the start of this year NABGC were informed by…
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Berkshire Youth Hubs

NABGC members, Berkshire Youth are extending their award winning Berkshire Youth Hubs programme. After a successful pilot across West Berkshire and responding to best meet the needs of our local community, Berkshire Youth are delighted to announce the next evolution of the West Berkshire Youth Hub. The award-winning hub has now been extended across the…
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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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