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.

History

2010 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…

2010 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…

2008 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…

2007 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…

2006 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…

2006 60 Year lease granted for new pitches and 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…

2006 New Astroturf five- a- side pitch laid

In 2005 a crucial decision had to be made about the maple flooring which had been the pride of Wallsend Boys’ Club.
At the opening of the “new” Wallsend Boys’ Club building in 1965 the committee had wisely invested…

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