Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential



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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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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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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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 in a five a side court, with the pitch having a very expensive sprung maple floor installed. This, over a forty-one year period, proved to be a very wise investment indeed. After a slow start five-a-side football leagues were formed from under 7’s to under 16’s. The leagues soon had as many as sixteen teams per league, running on six nights...
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