The Paddy Duffy Award was established in 2002 by the principal officers of Boys & Girls Clubs to support the values, style and approach of Paddy Duffy – a much loved and highly regarded voluntary youth leader and vice-president of Boys & Girls Clubs.
Paddy epitomised many of the personal qualities that are characteristic of good youth workers and fair play for all.
This year’s recipient of the Paddy Duffy Award is Cliodhna Liggett from Newtownabbey. Cliodhna has spent six years on the Youth Council which emphasises leadership and is ran by young people like Cliodhna to represent the views of young people to government and decision-makers and to promote participation of young people in society.
Cliodhna will use the Paddy Duffy Award bursary to help continue her education by paying towards fees.