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Wallsend Boys Club – Help Them To Help The Footballers Of Tomorrow

8 years ago

Wallsend Boys Club has an unbelievable record of taking north east kids and helping them to develop into professional football players.

The famous names associated with Wallsend such as Alan Shearer, Lee Clark, Peter Beardsley and….Steve Bruce, have made the boys club famous throughout the world.

What isn’t so well publicised is that as well as providing a great environment for kids to play and progress at football, Wallsend Boys Club is also at the heart of the community giving a lead to young people by helping to provide all kinds of programmes and activities away from the football side of things.

These other areas of their work may not get a fraction of the publicity the football side does, but arguably this is even more important, in that it helps the young people of Tyneside to get a better range of opportunities and to develop into the citizens of tomorrow.

The fame of Wallsend BC is sometimes a handicap because many people assume that due to their success they must be suitably rewarded with public funding.

While various grants helped Wallsend to move to their new base in 2011 which included their first very own football pitches, their then still-used original premises on Station Road had to be demolished when one of the walls was found to be damaged beyond economic repair after high winds.

The bottom line is that Wallsend Boys Club need as much help with funding as possible, especially with public money in such short supply.

You have the ideal way to help while at the same time having a great night out.

On Thursday 18 October, Wallsend BC host their annual fundraising dinner with guest speaker Barry Fry and top comedian Gary Skyner, along with a three course meal.

Tickets are £40 each with tables of 10 costing £350, call Ian (07790346827) or Michael (07903970873) to book your tickets.

You can also follow Wallsend Boys Club on Twitter @wallsendboysfc or visit their website at


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