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30
Oct

Rhyedt Avenue

Rhyedt Avenue football pitches play their first games. Early October 2007 had seen the arrival of Rok Builders and Hellens football pitch specialists on the Rhyedt Avenue site to start on the re-development, changing the site from three redundant golf holes into seven state of the art football pitches with top class changing rooms, and large car park.They were quick off the mark with trees and shrubs in the centre of the site ripped from the ground within ten days, and then huge earth moving equipment moved on site to remove the top surface, level the site and apply the...
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01
Aug

Michael Carrick’s career takes off

On a more national, and indeed international level, the career of one of the most stellar of the Wallsend Boys’ Club stars continued through 2008-2010 to get better and better. To add to the winning of a Premier League Champion’s medal and FA Cup Finalist’s medal in the 2006/2007 season, Michael Carrick’s career at Manchester United flourished. In the 2007/2008 season Michael helped the red devils to win a second consecutive Premier League title, and at the Luzhniki Stadium Moscow on Wednesday 21st May, Michael with his Manchester United team played against Chelsea in the Champions League Final. The significance...
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14
Nov

Tony Blair visits Wallsend Boys’ Club

On Friday 14th November 2008 Former Prime Minister Tony Blair (now a UN peace ambassador for the Middle East) visited Wallsend Boys’ Club. The security was very intense with police visiting the premises on the two days leading up to the visit and there was a very visible police presence on the Friday morning. The great and the good of the area were present including elected Deputy Mayor Jim Allen and the head of the Northumberland FA. Sky Sports, national and local newspapers and local radio stations were all in attendance. Mr Blair was met at the entrance by club...
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06
Oct

Wallsend Boys’ Club’s 40th Anniversary

After months of planning and preparation, October 6th 2005 saw Wallsend Boys’ Club celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ‘new club’ opening for business. And what a celebration it was! Millions of pounds worth of footballing talent crammed into the Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel to pay tribute to their roots at the club. Newcastle United skipper Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley headed the sparkling guest list but there were plenty more of the game’s stars in attendance during this latest chapter of one football’s amazing success stories. ‘Toon’ players Lee Clark and Robbie Elliott were joined by former United team-mates...
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26
Jun

senior football team formed and trip to Rogatz

Wallsend Boys’ Club senior football team formed and trip to Rogatz in 2008. There had not been a senior team in the club for over half a century but in 2007 Wallsend “Old Boys” were formed and donned the famous green and yellow shirt which had been pulled on by so many other talented footballers. The team sponsored by Unika, kicked off in the Northern Alliance League in August 2007 using a fair proportion of the under 19’s and under 17’s players in the squad. In a season which was always going to have a steep learning curve the team...
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14
Jun

Freedom of Borough awarded to Wallsend Boys’ Club

On Thursday 14th June 2007, Wallsend Boys’ Club were awarded the biggest honour North Tyneside Council could possibly give. At a meeting of the full Council, Councillors wanted to recognise the work by the Boys’ Club and unanimously agreed to award them the freedom of the borough. Moving the motion calling for the honour Councillor Jim Allen said that they wanted to recognise the work undertaken by the volunteers and the impact they had on youngster’s lives. Councillor Allen said “It’s a jewel in the community. The players retain strong links with the club and give their time to the...
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15
Apr

Planning permission for Rhyedt Avenue

Wallsend Boys’ Club get planning permission for football pitches and changing rooms at Rhyedt Avenue. On Monday 16th April 2007 North Tyneside Council planning committee met to consider Wallsend Boys’ Club’s application to build its £1.4m complex of seven football pitches, a multi use games area, changing rooms and car parking facilities, at Rheydt Avenue Wallsend. Ex-England and Newcastle United star Peter Beardsley joined Wallsend Boys’ Club chairman Steve Dale and Councillor Jim Allen the deputy Mayor of North Tyneside Council, at Wallsend Town Hall to address the planning Committee, as they met to make this landmark decision. The proposed...
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26
Jun

Michael Carrick plays in World Cup

Michael Carrick plays in World Cup Finals for England. As a reminder of what a tradition the club has to maintain, in the summer of 2006 Michael Carrick became the THIRD former Wallsend Boys’ Club member to play in the World Cup Finals, following in the hallowed footsteps of Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer, when he starred for England in the first knock out stage game, against ECUADOR, on Sunday 25th June 2006. Michael was voted man of the match by the BBC commentary panel, with his passing success rate estimated at over 87%. A phenomenal success for the then...
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10
May

Positive Futures scheme

Positive Futures scheme starts at Wallsend Boys’ Club. The pattern of footballing success and adventure alongside other activities continued in the new century and was particularly exemplified by the introduction of the ‘Positive Futures’ scheme in 2006. The aim of Positive Futures was to provide a positive influence on young people’s lives by broadening their horizons and providing access to new opportunities within a familiar environment. Wallsend Boys’ Club, with financial help from North Tyneside Council, employed Paul McHugh full time to work in the community with young people. Paul was given the task of helping to rehabilitate both male...
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31
Mar

60 Year lease granted

60 Year lease granted for new pitches & changing rooms. The club’s home in Station Road, Wallsend, had provided a base for the development of some of the country’s finest footballing talent for 40 years. But the club felt that if they were to maintain their excellent standards they needed to expand and move to a modern facility. Club leader at the time Garry Marshall said, “This is without doubt the most significant move in the club’s 40-year history and we appreciate the support of North Tyneside council. This move will secure the club’s future for the next 40-years and...
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