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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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Enterprise start up Scheme


How much can your club generate from a £20 start-up donation?


Aim: To develop an enterprise scheme using a £20 start-up donation from LABGC to generate funding for own club.


Vision: Clubs are donated £20 from LABGC to start up their own in house enterprise scheme to generate funds for their own club over the period 17th April – 16th June 2017.

The clubs can use their ‘start up’ donation in any legal way to maximise the returns during this period. We would also like to see them have community involvement to help raise the profile of their club. We will post out ideas on how to use their £20 to maximise their profits.


The winners of the scheme will be judged on 4 criteria:
Profit (Total - £20)
Community Involvement
Date:  17th April – 16th June 2017


Entry deadline 31st March. For more information please contact Andy Gunn on 01524 65106 or email


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!


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


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 5aside Football Championships

This event will be taking place on Saturday 10th June at Trafford Sports Dome,Trafford Way, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 8DD.
Cost—£25 per team.

Teams must be members of NABGC and must have permission to take part from their local county NABGC member. Maximum of TWO teams per county. 


Please obtain & return the entry form to along with your entry fee (cheques payable to NABGC) no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017. Any entries submitted after that date will not be eligible. 

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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Second Chance - new show for Channel 4

Did you misss out on the GCSE grades you wanted? Are yo 16-18, would you like to travel the world and get the best education money can buy?


The If any of your young people fit this bill then channel 4 are looking for 5 teens who will embark on a 6 month scholarship programme at India’s most elite boarding school The Doon School, popularly referred to as the ‘Eton of India’.


They’ll get to experience academic excellence, ‘away from distractions’, giving them the best possible chance to succeed. At the end of their stay they’ll return home, resit exams and see if they can better their grades. This series is about teenagers who aren’t ready to give up, and are prepared to travel across the world in pursuit of a second chance.


We are working to Channel 4's strict guidelines on engaging with under 18's. I’ve included a link to these guidelines below.  If you are interested and for more information please contact Naked Entertainment on 07850 099 613 or email


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NSPCC Online Safety Guide

NSPCC have launched a brand new website to help keep young people safe online.

O2 in conjunction with the NSPCC have created this website to assist parents to keep their children safe online.

The site gives information and an overview of numerous apps children are likely to use.

See the link below to access this website or if you need any advice the Helpline number is 0808 808 5002


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Lancaster 3 Bridges 10K road race Challenge

Lancaster & Morecambe 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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