This event will use a new community hub at Wallsend Boys Club (WBC) to engage current and former members of the club and their families to discuss the long-term benefits of participation in the club. Former members and volunteers will be invited to come along, on a drop-in basis, and discuss their experiences and their memories of the club, and if and how membership has affected their health and well-being into adulthood. Archival material such as photographs, newspaper cuttings, team sheets and club registers will be displayed in a multi-use space in the new community hub to facilitate discussions with and between current and former members and volunteers.
WBC has been supporting young people and their families since 1965, with a number of people retaining ties to the club well into adulthood through volunteering or family connections. This event will examine the long-term difference that membership of the club has made to the health and wellbeing of current and former members and volunteers
Stephen Crossley, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Anyone is welcome
Current and former WBC members and volunteers; Local Authority Public Health, Sport & Leisure, and Children's Services; Local teachers; voluntary organisations; Club Sponsors.