Club continues to develop young talent

Whitley Bay Boys Club chairman Rob Nixon (left), Mayor Norma Redfearn, and Andy Sherrin, secretary.

Whitley Bay Boys Club chairman Rob Nixon (left), Mayor Norma Redfearn, and Andy Sherrin, secretary.

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A boys club is continuing its work developing young football talent in North Tyneside.

Whitley Bay Boys Club has been running open training sessions over the last two weeks, and boys and girls were recently joined by Mayor Norma Redfearn who oversaw a session.

Established in 1960 the Charter Standard junior football club currently runs 32 teams with more than 400 boys and girls between the ages of five and 21 on their books.

Over the past couple of season the club has provided specialist football coaching for pupils at Appletree Gardens, Langley, South Wellfield and Marine Park first schools.

As part of their community work, the club has funded a set of new strips for the Year eight boys’ football team at Valley Gardens Middle School and South Wellfield Middle School and have also supported other local schools in the area supplying equipment, plus supplying kit further afield to the W.I.Z. Sports Academy in Zambi.

The club has also formed an association with Northumbria University’s sports department, allowing their students to gain coaching experience.

As the club continues to grow, the club are currently developing the plans for stage 2; the building of a clubhouse in the area. This will be for the benefit of the whole community, with learning and leisure facilities planned to be utilised by children within the local area.

For more on the club visit www.whitleybayboysclub.co.uk