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  January 2017



Upcoming events

We are looking to bring some exciting new challenges and events your way this year, so keep an eye on our facebook page to see whats happening as well as our newsletter.

As part of the programme of events for 2017 clubs can get involved in various activities thoughout the year. Here are a few we have planned:


Junk to Funk -can you turn trash into an outfit fit for the catwalk.


Highest,Longest,Darkest - can you brave paddling the length of Windemere, climbing the heights of Scarfell Pike and descending into the depths of Nenthead Mines from Ormside Mill.


Pool -the national pool championships will be taking place again on Sunday 26th February for our county round.


10 Minute Take Over - Simple challenges set throughout the year that can earn points for your club, you can see our first challenge via the link below if you want to get on the leader board.


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Club Leaders Meeting

The next leaders meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd February at the Girl Guide Headquaters in Preston.

We will have Graham Lowe as our guest speaker from Lancashire Safegurarding Childrens Board talking about e-safety. 

The session will provide an overview of Online Safety issues including risk areas, social media, online gaming, grooming, sexting, bullying and extreme content and will also provide useful information highlighting supporting areas and resources to support progression.  The session is also an opportunity for colleagues to directly shape and inform future online safety priorities across Lancashire by using their experience to highlight what areas they feel it would be useful to see future support around.


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 videoed & completed in your own clubs or with LABGC staff on sessions or visits.
2. Post your 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 month along with a league table.
5. Have Fun!


The first challenge for you is our smarties challenge, how many smarties can you move with a straw in 60 seconds? See our facebook page via the link below for the full rules and video.


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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.


A unique opportunity for young adults (20‐32 years old):

Resident in Cumbria or North Lancashire

Working or volunteering for a local charity or social enterprise
With an ambition to become a community leader
To gain:
Residential leadership training

A personal mentor
Diverse work experience and site visits
A unique network within the voluntary sector in Cumbria &
North Lancashire
16 taught university modules over 3 years
All of which leads to a BSc (Hons) in Social Enterprise Leadership.


For further information please see the link below.


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Lancashire Talent Performs at Ambition Launch

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is a
12-week course that will make you more confident, motivated and able to work with others. You’ll gain qualifications and it won’t even cost you anything to take part.

Do you want to:

> improve your chances
of getting a job?
> increase your
> discover your hidden
> be listened to?
> develop your skills?
> meet new people? 


What’s stopping you?


If you’re aged between 16 and 25 find out
more by contacting:

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service – Prince’s Trust
Morecambe Fire Station
Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TA
Tel / Fax: 01524 413358
Team Leader Mobile: 07900 268708
Programme Support Worker Mobile: 07799 114688


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Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training Opportunity

The Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All Inclusive Community Training is a Paralympic initiative aimed at those who work in the community to improve their skills, know-how and confidence in delivering sports-based activities to disabled people.


The training consists of a 3 hour practical workshop and is supported by an eLearning module which takes around 45 minutes to complete. The training is aimed at those who work in the community including volunteers, community groups, healthcare workers, parents and carers..

It is to be held on Sunday 5th March 2017, 1:30pm-4:30pm at Blackburn Youth Zone.

To book your place(s) on the course, please follow the Eventbrite link and follow the simple process.


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NABGC National Conference

The NABGC National Conference will be taking place on

Saturday 18th March 2017 at Salford Lads Club.

Places can be booked via Eventbrite at the link below

The event is for both county staff and club leaders / volunteers etc so please promote through your club networks.

Places are limited so please book early so that you don’t miss out.

We really hope that you are able to join us, it should be great event.


For more information contact, Andy Hamill 0161 477 77353 or Lisa Barker 01159 705 405


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NABGC Cross Country

NABGC are running the annual Cross Country Challenge

This event will be taking place on 
Saturday 18/02/17
@ Stubbers Adventure Centre Upminster, RM14 2TY
Registration: 10.45-11.30am
U15 & U17 AGE GROUPS (age at 1st September 2016) Only £1 per runner

FOR BOOKINGS & INFO: Please contact Victoria on 01524 65106 or email

Closing Date for Entries: 10/02/17

National and EBGC County Awards are presented on the day. 

NABGC Inter-County Football Tournament

We are delighted to be able to announce that NABGC are organising the National U16 11-a-side Football Tournament for this season 2017.


It will take place Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April 2017.

I hope your organisation will enter the NABGC National Cup this year which has in the past produced many Premier League and International stars to continue the tradition of providing opportunities for young people to compete for their counties in a national competition.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £100 per team. This is to go towards off setting the cost of referee expenses for the tournament.  Please forward a Cheque to the amount of £100 made payable to NABGC and forwarded with your entry form to the National Association OF Boys & Girls Clubs, Woodlands, 128, Reddish Road, Stockport. SK5 7JG.


For more information and entry forms please contact Andy Hamill on Tel No. 0161 4777735 or mobile 07962 20 55 02 or email

America Challenge 2017

Open exclusively to NABGC & EBGC Young Leaders aged 18-25 this trip will be taking place in September 2017


This is a very exciting opportunity for young leaders to spend 3.5 weeks exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and working with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. There will be a compulsory training and selection wekend in May 2017, all final dates tbc.


Limited places are available for young people nominated by an affiliated Club leader.


To request a nomination form please contact Aimee at Essex BGC on

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Young Addaction

Young Addaction have a referral service for all to use CRAFFT is a multi-agency tool that will enable staff, as part of any assessment process, to identify young people’s drug and alcohol use early. The idea is to ensure that the appropriate services and responses are provided

The If you feel that your club or any of your young people are in need of advice in any area of drug and alcohol use please contact our team. 


Central Office, Urban Exchange, Preston, PR1 8BQ

01772 281495

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Armed Forces Preparation Traineeship

The programme is aimed at 16-24 year olds who have an interest in joining the Armed Forces, either regular or reserve.


The programme aims to develop young people’s state of mind (character) and prepare them not only for the rigours of Military life but the working environment as a whole through embedding key values such as Courage (moral as well as physical), Discipline, Respect for Others, Integrity, Loyalty and Selfless Commitment as well as maintaining standards such as Lawfulness, Appropriate behaviour and Total Professionalism.


Our instructors have gained considerable experience in the Armed Forces and will guide trainees through a progressive fitness programme as well as working towards the above qualifications all set in a disciplined military style setting and fashion supported by colleagues from the regular and reserve forces who provide expert IAG and work experience opportunities.

Potential Trainees can visit the centre for more information, contact us by telephone 07398227681 or email

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Dance taster classses

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. 


Groups will explore dance by learning new moves and creating exciting combinations. Throughout the session your members will work in small groups to learn a short routine and perform this at the end. This session helps to discover inner creativity and imagination to create group positions to personalize their routine.


This taster session is the prefect 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
Book now to avoid disappointment!  



Sports2Go Activities in 2017

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

Look no further than our own 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

TrailBlazers at LABGC

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, to give you more details.


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