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  March 2017



NCS Team Assistant required

We are looking to recruit a committed individual into our team to deliver our Summer 2017 NCS programme.

The dates are from July 10th until 4th August 2017 plus training dates tbc.


The Team Assistant will be required to support a team 15-17 year olds through the whole programme and will be supported by a Team Leader and Project Coordinator.


We are looking for a dynamic,confident person with experience of leading groups of young people and the ability to both motivate them and command respect.


For full job description please contact Victoria Muir on 01524 65106 or via email on


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10 Minute Takeover Challenges

To start the new year we are introducing the 10 Minute Takeover Challenge #10TO A series of fun challenges throughout the year you can do in your clubs or on sessions/visits by LABGC staff.

Here are the rules:


1. To be completed in your own clubs or with LABGC staff on sessions or visits.
2. Post your scores/pictures/videos on LABGC Facebook page with #10TO
3. Clubs will be given 10 points for entering a challenge.
4. There will be a new 10 Minute Takeover Challenge posted each 7-8 weeks along with a league table.
5. Have Fun!


So have you tried your hand at our new bottle flip challenge, i'm sure you can beat Andy who got three on our demonstration video!!



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Highest, Longest, Darkest Challenge

Are you brave enough to join us for our brand new residential challenge, Highest, Longest, Darkest, which will be held at Ormside Mill Residential Centre - only 2 places left so book now!


The event will take place from Monday 3rd April – Friday 7th April 2017

The required age to attend this exciting opportunity is 15 – 21 years which reflects the nature of the week which is going to be a fully committing and challenging big days.


We will be climbing Scarfell Pike Englands highest peak, Paddelling lake Windemere Englands longest lake and descending into the darkest depths of Nent Head Mines. The cost of this trip is £60 per person, for more information please contact Andy on 01524 65106 or email


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Building Better Opportunites

Building Better Opportunities - Invest in Youth

This is a new project that will support young people who are aged 15-24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive and not engaged in study.


To deliver this programme Selnet have formed a partnership of 45 mostly community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations across Lancashire who will work directly with each participant providing a range of guidance and information.


LABGC will be taking referrals for this programme from clubs and individuals across Lancashire and we will be working directly with 4 young people a year offering additional support and training. Our direct partners on this project are Rathbones and Barnardos who will provide one to one support, for young people addressing a range of often complex barriers that are specific to this age group. 


If you know someone who is aged 15-24 and who might benefit from Invest in Youth, then please contact Lou Andrews at LABGC for further information and help on 01524 65106 or email


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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!


Sports 2 Go 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


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 Tournament

The NABGC Table Tennis Tournament will be taking place on Saturday 8th July 2017 at Deans Sport and Leisure at Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ


With many of our participants being champions in their own right, we are going to have a fantastic day of table tennis and meeting many other young people and volunteers from around the UK.


Participants must register at the Reception Desk by 10.30am, the cost is £7 per entry.The finals are scheduled to start at 11.00am.


For more information please contact Victoria Muir on 01524 65106 or email



Aspiring Leaders Programme

A unique opportunity to develop into a Community Leader


The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) was created in 2011 to develop leadership potential within our local communities. Brathay Trust, in partnership with the University of Cumbria and Common Purpose, have successfully delivered two ALP programmes, with ALP3 now scheduled to run from 2017‐2020.


This is a once in a lifetime chance for the leaders of tomorrow to develop with funding from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT) covering most of the costs involved.


For further information please see the link below.


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UCLan’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership Annual Awards.

Do you have an Exceptional Volunteering Team or an Outstanding Volunteer within your organisation?

If you do now is the time to nominate them for an award at UCLan’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership Annual Awards.

This year the awards will be held on the 24th May 2017 at Venue 53 (Formally 53 Degrees) UCLan, where we will spend the evening celebrating the volunteering carried out by Staff, Students and Citizens in their local community.

If there is a person or team that you wish to nominate, please complete an application form and return to us by the 27th March 2017.


For further information or for an application form please contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or email


Lancaster 3 Brides 10K road race Challenge

Lancaster & Moercambe Athletic Club are organising this event on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 11:00am


It will be taking place on a flat, scenic course suitable for runners of all abilities starting at Clubhouse next to Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster LA1 5JS.


Entry fees: UKA affiliated - £10: unaffiliated - £12:  Entry on the day £2 extra.


Please contact Victoria Muir for an entry form on 01524 65106 or via email

You've been invited to the Dukes 2017 Youth Theatre Festival

We are delighted to invite your youth theatre group to our Dukes Youth Theatre Festival on Friday, 7th April 2017.


Building on the success of our 2016 invitational, the Dukes Young Ambassadors are inviting youth groups from every corner of Lancashire, to a wonderful day of workshops, performance and mingling. 


Groups will explore a variety of artistic mediums such as stage combat and audition technique, will see performances by local artists and take part in discussions with industry professionals about future career steps in the creative sector.


We’re running this event for young people aged 14 + with the aim to motivate and further develop their interest in an artistic career.
The day will run from 9.30am – 5.00pm.

The event is completely free to attend, however places are limited and there is therefore no guarantee of a place. To book a place for your group please conatct Vicky Fletcher at The Dukes via email

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