For over 80 years Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales have been using sport as a way to develop young people. The organisation is grateful for the volunteer support in all the sports that we undertake and without such support young people would not be able to gain such opportunities.
The Rugby Section of the organisation has two teams, Under 16 and Youth. Both teams play scheduled fixtures which include an away match against Belgium. Many successful Welsh Rugby players have played for the 'Boys Clubs' and have gone on to have successful careers. Current Welsh players Morgan Stoddart and Richard Hibbard are the latest to gain full Welsh honours.
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The Football Sections is split into two- Girls and Boys.
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales has a representative Girls' side which has a set of fixtures culminating in the Rose Bowl Championship which is held in Northern Ireland every Summer. Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales is looking to increase participation of girls in sport and football provides this opportunity for some.
The Boys' teams have been competing for over 60 years and undertake a full fixture list which culminates in the historical fixture against Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Scotland for under 14,16 and 18 age groups. The Under 14's play in a competition in Cork, the Under 16 team play in the 'Four Nations' whilst the under 18 side take part in the TSV Eltingen (Germany) invitation International Championship.
There have been many famous footballers who have represented Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales- these include Brian Flynn, Alan Curtis and John Hartson.
For over 50 years the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales Athletics Panel have been providing opportunities from young people in clubs to undertake Athletics and Cross Country events.
The Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales host two major Athletics competitions every summer with a total of 800 athletes taking part. These are the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales Championships and the Clubs for Young People (UK) Championships.
Boxing is a fantastic sport for engaging young people in worthwhile activity. Boxing has been a tradition of the Boys' Clubs ever since the early beginnings and many of Wales World Champions have boxed at affiliated clubs.
Current World Champion, Nathan Cleverley, and ex undefeated world champion, Joe Calzaghe, have both won Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales National Championships and represented the organisation in the British Championships.
The list of sports that the organisation is involved in is endless. Many of these are competition based whilst many others are used to enhance young people's development. Sport enables young people to gain new experiences, self-confidence, motivation and gain valuable communication skills.