Girls should get out more, says youth club chief

PUBLISHED: 13:19 07 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:48 06 May 2010

A rare appearance by girls at Biggleswade Youth Club to play table hockey

A rare appearance by girls at Biggleswade Youth Club to play table hockey

A youth club is appealing to girls to shout aloud what they can do for the community they live in and to get more involved. Biggleswade Youth Club is one of the most thriving in Comet cCountry yet few girls get involved in how the club is run or want to s

A youth club is appealing to girls to shout aloud what they can do for the community they live in and to get more involved.

Biggleswade Youth Club is one of the most thriving in Comet cCountry yet few girls get involved in how the club is run or want to serve on the committee.

The club is in the grounds of Holmemead School and is for the pupils from the school and those from Stratton Upper School.

During the past year the club has suffered from both trauma and transformation having been re-opened and then forced to close when play equipment, paid for with a grant of almost £4,000 from the Bedfordshire Police Authority, was almost two months late arriving.

Now the new club chairman Ken Lynch, who has been a vigorous campaigner for youth in Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton, is appealing for more girls to attend when the club opens for the autumn season on Thursday next week (September 14).

"People complain about kids on the streets but this youth club should give the youth of Biggleswade enough to do not to hang around streets or complaining there is nothing to do in the town," said Mr Lynch, who was responsible for laying the foundations and getting the funding for building the Biggleswade skate park.

"We have everything at the club to keep children amused and occupied for one night a week and we would like to make it two nights.

"But what I would like to see is more girls coming here and making their impression on the club.

"I know the young boys enjoy the club but the girls could have just as much impact as the lads if they came along and showed they want to organise things for themselves."

This autumn there will be a chance for youngsters to play football and basketball on courts outside the club and there are plenty of other activities in the clubhouse.

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