Sport

The sports development team provide a diverse multi-sports programme in every Youth Club session, from sports that young people experience all the time such as football, to sports they may never have had the opportunity to try, like tchukball, handball, indoor rock climbing and so much more.

Every sessions sees both the Sports Hall and Astro turf brimming with young people.
Through the winter, the astro turf offers a 5-a-side football, whilst the summer months bring activities such as rounders, cricket and dodgeball as well, to encourage young people play outside in safe and fun environment.

The Club delivers its extensive sports programme through its Try – Train – Team model.

Try is all about encouraging young people to get involved with as many different sports as possible, whether its team sports like volleyball or individual sports such as table tennis, there’s something for everyone. Try sessions focus on fun engagement and participation.

Train is about developing their skills once they have found a sport that peeks their interest. Train sessions are more structured sessions, delivered by experiences and qualified coaches in that chosen sport. Train sessions are currently available in the following sports

  • Climbing
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Trampolining
  • Boxing

Team takes sports to the next level. These sessions are also delivered by experienced, qualified and passionate coaches who take the training to a competitive level. We currently have teams competing in local leagues in basketball and badminton, and both are keen to have new players help them progress even further.

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The programme’s mission is simple; ‘to offer the young people of Bolton opportunities to be active, have fun, learn new skills and compete at the highest level they can.’

The Club’s sports provision is proud to have been awarded the ‘Clubmark’ by Sports England in recognition of the high quality provision and safe environment BLGC provides for its members.

The Club is proud that the sports kit is sponsored by Bolton based steelwork company Peers.