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  June 2017



Join the team at LABGC

We are looking for a new member of staff to join our team as a Finance & Administration Officer


SALARY: £19,000 to £21,000 pro-rata, (depending on qualifications / experience)

HOURS: 28 hours per week (over 5 days)
DURATION: 2 yrs. initially (renewable annually subject to funding).

PROBATION: Post is subject to 3 & 6 month performance reviews.
LOCATION: Lancaster (some travel will be involved)

HOLIDAYS: 22 days + 8 Bank Holidays pro-rata (flexible working considered)
PENSION: 3% contribution to an agreed scheme

CLOSING DATE: Midnight Tuesday 11th July 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 19th July 2017 (TBC)

START DATE: Immediate; preferably beginning of August (open to negotiation).


See website for full details and an application form.


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Summer Camp

Spend your summer at River, Rock & Rope with Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs

Monday 24th – Thursday 27th July 2017 @ Ormside Mill 


For this fantastic residential we are targeting those young people who have not visited Ormside Mill as part of a Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs activity. It is an opportunity for those young people to experience real adventure for the first time and will see them take on hill walks, ghyll scrambling, high ropes challenges and abseiling plus additional fun activities in the evenings.


The cost is £90 per person subsidised down from £120 by Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs and includes accommodation, food, activities and return transport from Lancaster.


To book, please complete a registration form and return to Andy Gunn no later than Friday 30th June 2017. You can initially book three places however if you would like more, please register your interest and I will try to accommodate your extra numbers. If by Friday 30th June we do not have a full cohort of 12 then the residential will not run.


See link below for registration forms and further details.


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LABGC Membership renewals

Memberships for 2017-2018 are now overdue and there are still quite a number of clubs who have not yet renewed their memberships. 

Please can you let me have your renewal forms and fee’s asap so that we can update our records, also please bear in mind if you have not renewed your membership and have booked sessions with any of our staff then these sessions should be charged at the non member rate of £110 for Sports2Go and £270 for trailblazers.


Please follow the link below for full information and renewal forms on our website.


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01524 65106 or via email


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Awards for All grant

We are very happy to announce that we have been sucessful in obtaining a grant from Awards for All.

The grant has been given to us for the 'Train to Sustain' project, the aim of this grant is to strengthen voluntary youth organizations across Lancashire by providing training opportunities, support and networking events to voluntary youth organisations to aid long term sustainability.


We will be looking to provide staff training, accredited training for volunteers and young leaders as well as designing games on a shoestring that the clubs can follow. 


All training opportunities will be fully inclusive and open to all clubs to book places on. We will also be open to bookings from 'outside' voluntary youth organisations in order to strengthen the voluntary youth sector as a whole. We will keep updated when any training dates etc have been set.




Blackpool Boys and Girls Club Annual Charity ball

Blackpool Boys and Girls Club would like to invite you to join them at their annual charity ball.


This will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017 at 7.00pm at the Hilton Hotel, North promenade, Blackpool FY1 2JQ.


The evening will include a 4 course dinner, this is a Black tie event, cost £35 per person. Carriages at 1.00am


All proceeds to Blackpool Boys and Girls Club, to book tickets please contact: or call: 01253 312372 / 07976 308 328


Dance taster sessions and classes

If you are looking to offer something new to your club then Louise could have the answer. This one off dance session give’s your members the opportunity to try dance in a fun and enjoyable environment.


This taster session is the perfect stepping stone to our three and five week courses which further explore dance and hip hop.


This session will be 2 hours long and will be delivered within your desired location. Time and dates are flexible to suit your club and this can be further discussed upon your enquiry. Cost per session is £30

For further information and bookings contact us on 01524 65106 or email or

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Sports2Go Activities

Looking for fun, healthy activities to challenge young peple at your club?

Look no further than Sports2Go!


We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities which young people can get involved with. These include favourites such as pillow bashing and 'the cube' to many others including archery, dance classes and a wide variety of sports (including football, volleyball, soft tennis and many others).


These activities are all led by our own fully-qualified and experienced members of staff. Why not try our new Bounce Fitness sessions with Louise and see if you can bounce your way to being fit!


For more information or to book an activity please contact us on 01524 65106 or email


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TrailBlazers is our mountain bike programme. We offer a two session course, which comprises of basic bike checks and skill development which can be delivered at your club. This is followed by a trail riding session at Gisburn Forest which further develops the skills learnt in the first session.

LABGC supplies all the mountain bikes and relevant technical equipment for this activity but requires two support workers to be present.


If you are interested in booking TrailBlazers, contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or by email


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NABGC Table Tennis

The NABGC Table tennis Championships will be taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Deans Sport and Leisure at Lincoln College,Monks Road,Lincoln,LN2 5HQ, £7 per entry.


Registration by 10.30am, Play starts at 11am the age groups are as follows:

U12 over 10 and under 12 as of 1.9.2016

U14  over 12 and under 14 as of 1.9.2016

U16  over 14 and under 16 as of 1.9.2016
U19  over 16 and under 19 as of 1.9.2016


For full details and booking forms please contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or email


Go Fest Manchester

Go Fest 2017 is a family festival of sport, dance, health and fitness that is coming to the Etihad Complex (Sports City) on 24th and 25th June.


All ages and abilities can access top quality, family friendly coaching in over 40 activities. 


Take part in activities as a family. This is the essence of GoFest! As well as non-timetabled activities which will not require booking, there are lots of activities that you can book in advance. Fancy a bit of Family Cheerleading? Visit the GoFest timetable for all family activities. GoFest is also the perfect opportunity for girls to have a go at sports, activities or classes they may not typically try.


See the link below for the website and to book tickets.


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MYLOL Warning from Met Police

Met Police has advised schools to tell parents to delete the MyLOL app after concerns have been raised that it is being used by sexual predators.

“We strongly advise that you talk to your child about this and our advice would be to delete the app and block the website.”

On its website, MyLOL bills itself as the ‘#1 teen dating site in the US, Australia, UK and Canada’ and

claims to have more than 300,000 members around the world.
It invites users to meet ‘thousands of teenagers like you’ and then goes on to describe how users can ‘chat with members or privately with someone.’

Teenagers are encouraged to update a profile and share pictures. See link below for further information.

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Leapfrog: Working with young people toolbox

Lancaster University have developed a collection of 8 tools for working with young people, available online for free to anyone. We’ve seen relatively widespread use of the tools, and seen them make a real difference to some of those who’ve used them. We’ve also just released a short film about the tools, so I am reaching out to the people that work with children and young people.

A collection of award-winning, flexible, ready-to-use tools that can help anyone to engage young people in creative, inspiring and effective ways.

Each tool was co-designed by either young people in collaboration with Child Action North West and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, or by professionals who work with young people every day. The tools reflect real experiences and challenges young people face and have proven themselves in the hands of young people, youth workers and engagement professionals alike.

The tools offer a new approach to engaging young people. They give young people inspiring, creative ways to articulate their ideas, but more importantly the tools offer ways of working that fit with the way young people think and develop ideas.


For further information please contact Gemma Coupe via email at: g.​coupe1​@​lancaster.​ac.​uk


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