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A Chorlton based Boxing club has raised almost £5,000 for a local mental health charity in honour of one of their former members.

St John’s Boxing Club have hosted the Mcauley Moran Memorial Show previously in 2015 and 2017 and were hosts again on Saturday 14th September.

Macauley was a promising young boxer but sadly took his own life in 2014, aged 16 and only two weeks after winning a North West Regional title.

It was decided to, once again, support Manchester Mind who provide mental health advice and support at their drop-in session or at their café, based on Streford Road, for 15-25-year olds.

Numerous other Boxing clubs rallied round, bringing their boxers along and with the help of Manchester Boxing legend, Anthony Crolla who presented the trophies and chose the bout of the day, it proved to be a great event with 14 exciting bouts of boxing

Awards being presented at the Macauley Moran Memorial Show
Anthony Crolla (left) presenting awards at the Macauley Moran Memorial Show
organised by St John’s Boxing Club in Chorlton.

With entry fees, donations and a successful auction, almost £5,000 was raised.

Well done to everyone involved, but especially to all those at St John’s ABC who organised it.

For more information on the work of Manchester Mind, please take a look at their website by clicking here.






Thanks to a grant from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester, Greygarth Boys Club are guaranteed to make a good impression with members, parents and visitors.

A grant of £750 was made to the Rusholme based club to help them improve the approach and entrance top their club.

Youths working together to build furniture
Working together to build furniture and planters for Greygarth's new entrance.

Young people were at the centre of the idea and were consulted prior to the improvements as well as involved in the practical putting together of the improvements.

The newly refurbished entrance
The newly refurbished entrance to Greygarth Boys Club.

Club volunteer, Andy Taylor said, “The grant has allowed us to make the approach to the club much more attractive and appealing for everybody who visits the club. The young members have been key in making this happen and have taken a great sense of purpose and achievement in working through the project."

As well as new furniture and planters the entrance area also benefitted from a lick of paint making things look cleaner and brighter.



Thanks to a grant from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester, two local clubs have been helped to progress their plans to extend or improve their club buildings.

After 20-years at their club, Ashton Albion Boxing Club were being asked to move on due to the building they were in being sold. Their new home was in need of a £30,000 improvement programme. And despite their best efforts, the Tameside based club were still in need to help to do their best to get the works done over the summer.

Boys & Girls Clubs have been able to make a £5,000 donation to help with getting the plumbing installed at the club.

progress being made of Ashton Albion ABC
Still plenty to do, but the progress being made of Ashton Albion ABC
thanks to a donation by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester

Another club, Norbrook Youth Club, also benefitted from support of £5,000 to help progress their new Games Zone reach completion.

Norbrook Youth Club were successful in applying to the Garfield Weston Foundation to build an extension to their current building. The new extension will house a Game Zone. A £5,000 grant from BGCGM means that the shortfall to complete the project is now covered. Progress on the new Game Zone has happened very quickly over the summer period and a launch event is planned very soon.


Inside the new Game Zone at Norbrook Youth Club
Inside the new Game Zone at Norbrook Youth Club.

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Level 1 Table Tennis
Coaching Award

Stockport Lads Club

Who for: Volunteers and staff at clubs affiliated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester who will deliver Table Tennis activities to young people from the Greater Manchester area. Participants must be aged 16-years and over.

How much: A fee of £20 per person will be charged. This will be refunded when participants have completed the course and delivered at least 10 x 1-hour sessions to young people at BGCGM clubs.

What is the course about: The course is the first step along the journey towards being able to coach Table Tennis in local clubs. It focusses on how and what to coach young people in Table Tennis sessions.

How many spaces: There are a maximum of 12 places available on a first come, first served basis..

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Date: Sunday 20th October & Sunday 17th November 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visual Impairment
Awareness Training

Whitemoss Club for Young People

Who for: Staff and volunteers of Boys & Girls Clubs members aged 16 and over.

How much: Free.

What the course is about: This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the challenges faced by young people with visual impairments, and provide some help and advice as to staff and leaders can make facilities and activities more inclusive for those with visual impairments.

How many spaces: There are a maximum of 15 places available on a first come, first served basis.

Simply download, complete and return the form above no later than MONDAY 21st OCTOBER 2019

Date: Thursday 24th October 2019

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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