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Wallsend Boys Club – Your Chance To Help A Tyneside Success Story

6 years ago
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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 Friday 10 October, Wallsend BC host their annual fundraising dinner with special guest Kevin Connelly, along with a three course meal.

Tables of 10 cost £350 with single tickets also available, call Michael (07903970873) to book your tickets, a small number still available.

You can also follow Wallsend Boys Club on Twitter @wallsendboysfc and @wallsend_bc or visit their website at wallsendboysclub.org.uk

***A date for the diaries as well.

Peter Beardsley is bringing the Newcastle United Under 21s to Bigges Main on Wednesday October 15th (17:30 k.o.), which will be a great test for the Manager, Steve Cuggy, and his Assistant, Darren Timmons.

They are working to take Wallsend Boys Club’s adult First XI to Division 1 of the Northern League, where they enjoyed several great years with Whitley Bay.

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