Wallsend Boys Club has a fascinating and colourful 109 year history. Founded by the Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in 1904 on Station Road, Wallsend to help educate apprentices and develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacity. The club has survived fires, and weather damage over the years and despite the building being burnt damaged and demolished the soul and heart of the boys club has lived on.

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Over 109 years in the making:…the incredible history of Wallsend Boys’ Club

Wallsend Boys Club has a fascinating and colourful 109 year history. Founded by the Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in 1904 on Station Road, Wallsend to help educate apprentices and…

Football Focus

On Saturday 5th April 2014 the B B C lunch time programme Football Focus came to the Memorial Hall Wallsend to host a live programme on Wallsend Boys’ Club. The programme lasting 50 minutes, was presented by Dan Walker with…

The supply chain of footballers continues

Even though the Wallsend Boys Club building on Station Road is no more, the supply of footballers into the professional game continues.

Lee Novak now plays for Huddersfield Town in the Championship but started his footballing journey at Wallsend Boys…

2012 The demolition of Wallsend Boys’ Club

In the high winds of January 5th 2012 yet another dramatic twist came in the tale of Wallsend Boys’ Club.74 years after the opening of that first L- shaped wooden club house and 47 years since the opening of the…

2011 The official opening of Wallsend Boys’ Club’s new pitches

On Friday 24th June 2011 Wallsend Boys’ Club held the official opening of their new pitches at Bigges Main. Having been based at Wallsend Sports Centre, Wallsend Rising Sun, Hadrian Park School, Western School,DSS Sports ground, Benfield School and St…

2010 The demise of Wallsend Boys’ Club’s greatest friend

On November 14th 1904 Swan Hunter opened Wallsend’s first Boys’ Club. The Swan connection carried on strongly when in 1938 Sheriton Clements Swan, a director of Swan Hunter Shipbuilders became president of the new Wallsend Boys’ club, based at Station…

2010 The “Boyza Bus”

Wallsend Boys’ Club had applied in the Summer of 2010 to the Peoples Millions for their project the “Boyza Bus” to be considered for entry into the November Peoples Millions TV contest. Each day for a week every ITV region…

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