Vice Presidents Awards 2019

Vice Presidents Awards 2019
We would like to congratulate our joint winners of the 2019 Jackie Maxwell Memorial Award – Brendan Murphy and Matthew Mallon both from Glen Parent Youth Club for their commitment to sports activities.

This year’s joint winners of the 2019 Paddy Duffy Memorial Award are Lorcan Phillips from Colaiste Feirste and Megan Kirk from Hospital Road Youth Club. The award was presented for their exemplary participation in youth work.

Do Something For Change

Boys & Girls Clubs are looking for young people aged 14+ to join our Do Something For Change project.

It’s an opportunity to meet new friends, participate in team-building activities and to build your CV for future job, training and education opportunities.

To get involved e-mail post@boysandgirlsclubs.net or phone 028 9066 3321 for more information.

Paddy Duffy Award 2018

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.

 

Jackie Maxwell Presidents Award 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs would like to congratulate Ben Nelson on winning the Jackie Maxwell Award 2018.

The Jackie Maxwell Award is reflective of the work, commitment and dedication of Jackie Maxwell – a respected, selfless voluntary worker, who touched the hearts of many both on and off the football pitch. He was also a highly esteemed soccer club manager and vice-president of Boys & Girls Clubs.  Jackie’s passion was youth football and  he encouraged young people to participate in all sports and to strive for success!

This year’s recipient of the award is Ben Nelson from Townland Boxing Club, Glenavy. Ben has been boxing with the club for eight years and has a very strong commitment to the sport. He has mentored and coached many younger boxers and over-seen many community projects within Townland Boxing Club.

Ben will use the Jackie Maxwell Award bursary to help assist with training, accommodation and travel costs for his upcoming boxing tournament ‘The Black Forest Cup’ in Germany. We would all like to wish Ben the best of luck in the competition.