Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Boys and Girls Clubs of America,

federation of more than 1,006 organizations established (1906) in Boston as the Federated Boys' Clubs to help young people, especially those who are disadvantaged. Later called Boys' Clubs of America, it acquired its present name in 1990. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Ga. Most clubs consist of a neighborhood building dedicated to children and young people and staffed by professionals and volunteers. The centers are open after school and on weekends to provide a safe place for leisure-time activites such as sports and computer classes.
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Ken had previously been capped for the Welsh Schools Rugby as a scrum-half, then played soccer and was capped for the Welsh Boys Clubs and also capped for the Great Britain Boys Clubs as a wing-half.
What was built there was an 'L' shaped wooden hut which was to be the home of the offi-cial Wallsend Boys Club, affiliated to the National Association of Boys Clubs.
The Lambs were rewarded with their third try falling to Chris Harvey and Doe closing the game with a conversion bringing the final score to 24-22 to the Boys Clubs.
And Gary believes the boys clubs have had a huge role to play in the grooming of many top pros.
Coventry Boys Club's James Flynn is making his mark again in the National Association of Boys Clubs championships.
They played on a round-robin basis, with the under-nine honours going to Scotland Boys Club ahead of Whitley Bay Boys Clubs.
THE Boys Clubs beat an English Colleges XV by three tries to two in a full blooded match at the Corus ground, writes Huw S Thomas.
Bob Bresnan, organising secretary of the Warwickshire Association of Boys Clubs, will be making the presentation in front of youngsters and parents from the regular Tuesday night youth club in Barnacle.
He said he eventually quit after a conflict of interest with his then employers, the Glasgow Union of Boys Clubs.
The organisation - formerly known as the Northumberland Association of Boys Clubs - has supported community-based clubs and youth organisations across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside since 1935.
The Boys Clubs and the Welsh Colleges fought out a muddy, competitive battle at the Corus ground on Sunday, writes Huw S Thomas.
"I am really pleased to be selected for the squad of 16 players because the team is picked from more than 2000 boys clubs from throughout the country," said the Butts technical college student.
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