The Netball Party

This week the concert hall has been transformed for the recreation of “ The Netball Party” an annual event that took place between 1919 and 1939.  By the 1930s netball was the most popular indoor sport at the club with more than 200 boys playing each week. We would like to thank Salford University for helping us make the project happen and to St Josephs RC Primary and Primrose Hill Primary for taking part. Thanks also to volunteers from Talktalk.

The event was featured on ITVs Granada Reports and in the MEN https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-lads-clubs-forgotten-sporting-16028831      

The exhibition is open to visitors on Saturday 30th March from 11-2pm  (please note resident only parking on street around the club)

Cold Feet meets the ‘Street – An Evening with John Thomson & Chris Gascoyne

We have another of our special fundraising evenings in the concert hall on Saturday February 23rd with actors John Thomson & Chris Gascoyne.   

Tickets are £12 each online or £15 on the door.

Doors and bars will be open from 7pm. The event will start at 8pm.

tickets from   https://evntm.uk/coldfeetmeetsthestreet

Lake district challenge for Sport Relief

We were thrilled to contribute to this year’s Sport Relief. We took part in a challenge with BBC North West tonight, where 3 charities funded by Comic Relief climbed Skafell Pike in The Lake district. Dennis Lewtas one of our senior volunteer team, took part and is pictured during the climb.

Dennis and Archie Swift were also on BBC 5Live yesterday morning interviewed by Adrian Childs. If you would like to make a donation please go to https://www.sportrelief.com/

crowdfunding campaign with comic relief

 

During November we have been taking part in a pilot crowdfunding project with Comic Relief. The aim is to try out new forms of fundraising. Along with 15 other organisations supported by the Comic Relief Core Strength programme we have put together a campaign based around our amazing volunteer team. The campaign runs until 29th November.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/iconic-volunteer-club-needs-a-new-sports-leader/?  

SUMO, boxing and first aid make good citizens

200 seventeen year olds have been in the club for the past 2 days as part of Salford Foundation’s NCS programme. The National Citizen Service is very popular and this year the group have included new activities. SUMO (shut up and move on!) is aimed at developing confidence in young people, the introduction to boxing is about challenging yourself, and the first aid is about personel survival skills and helping others.

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Club receive Queens Award For Voluntary Service 2016

 

The volunteer team at the club have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2016. Between them they have have contributed over 600 years volunteering. Club president Anthony Groves great, great gandson of one of the original founders commented “The Queens Award for Voluntary Service formally recognises the team’s contributions at the very highest level.  Their phenomenal work has ensured that the original vision of James and William Groves lives on today as one of the most successful and oldest, charitable youth establishments in the world”

 

Young people learn first aid skills

200 young people from Salford and Trafford have been in the club this week, taking part in the National Citizenship Programme. The course was provided by the Salford Foundation and included first aid, self-defence and skill based workshops about community projects. The workshops were supported by the St Johns Ambulance, ForViva and the self-defence by Salford Lads Club.

Lighting the Legend

Ordsall Community Arts Annual Lantern parade passed by the club last night. Lantern bearers Sue and Marie pose with a watering can from the themed event which this year celebrated the new Ordsall Community Allotment on Tatton Street. Lantern workshops were held at the club with Kidzwidreamz and the Girls Club, and club members Rory and Ellis volunteered as part of the event.