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The History of Wallsend Boys' Club

The History of Wallsend Boys' Club

Ref No: 9780992771201

Details: Author: Vince Carrick, Michael McGill & Margaret Scott

Type: Books

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Price: £14.99

The History of Wallsend Boys Club looks back over the years at the famous Tyneside organisation which has helped keep the boys of Wallsend and surrounding areas including the East End of Newcastle off the streets. Club activities in the early days were mainly snooker, trampolining, judo, table tennis, cross country running and football.

Originally founded in 1904 by the employees and directors of Swan Hunters Shipyard in order to provide recreational activities for the apprentices and young people in the area and initially specialised in boxing. Then in 1965 the new boys club opened its doors at its new premises on Station Road, Wallsend in North Tyneside and since then has really became significant part of the football youth scene.

In 1975, the club opened seven days a week and formed a separate sub-committee for 11-a-side football. Over the years, the 11-a-side representative teams have won hundreds of trophies in local and national competitions. The club has gained a formidable reputation for the early development of many professional footballers. Over 65 former players have went on to play professionally within the English Leagues including Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Michael Carrick, (All World Cup Internationals), Steve Bruce, Lee Clark, Alan Thompson and Neil McDonald.

 


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