Who we are
Welcome to Whitley Bay Boys Club
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Whitley Bay Boys Club (est. 1960) run junior football teams for young people aged between five and 18 from across North Tyneside.
This season (2013/14) WBBC will deliver coaching to over 350 youngsters, spread across 31 teams. These teams compete on a weekly basis in a number of local leagues. Mini soccer teams play in the Northumberland Mini Soccer league (NMSL) and the North East Youth Development League (NEYDL) – on Saturdays and Sundays. The Under 9s also play in the NMSL. Our 11 a side teams play in either the Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football League or the NEYDL.
WBBC is committed to ensuring the best standard of coaching for every child. Each team has, at least, one Level One Qualified coach. A number of our coaches have gone on to gain further accreditation (Level 2 and Level 3 – UEFA B).
WBBC is committed to ensuring the safety of every youngster while in our care. Our Child Welfare Officer is Tony Jones. Every club official, manager and coach is either fully CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked, or, if they have recently joined the club, they are in the process of being CRB checked. Each CRB is kept up-to-date. Our Child Protection Policy is available here.
We are committed to the highest standards of player health and fitness. The Club are proud to have linked up with The Physio Room, based in Whitley Bay. Michael Harding is a Chartered Physiotherapist and along with Helen Mills delivers a wide range or Physio treatments.
WBBC are a FA Charter Standard Club.
WBBC is affiliated to the Northumberland Football Association (Affiliation number: kye00415).
WBBC is a registered charity (Whitley Bay Young People’s Centre – 522162).
For a number of years WBBC has used the facilities of Valley Gardens Middle School. In the last 12 months we have massively strengthened this partnership. This has been realised with the construction of the new third generation pitch on the school’s playing field. The new facility has brought winter training to the next level and each team has the opportunity to use the pitch for training.
The Club are continuing to work closely with Valley Gardens Middle School and further strengthen our partnership with the school.
Junior teams need kit - from strips, to waterproof jackets and training tops. WBBC would like to thank each of our sponsors for their commitment to helping young people take part in football.
WBBC relies upon the work of volunteers. From the committee, to managers and coaches, to parents and the players themselves – everyone at the club gives up their time to allow young people to play football. Without these volunteers there wouldn’t be a Boys Club.
The Club, as a whole, would like to thank each and every person who plays a part at WBBC.
The Club’s committee work tirelessly to ensure the success of each WBBC team:
Simon Moody - Chairman
Craig Peters – Deputy Chairman
Nick Wildsmith – Secretary
Nigel Grayson - Secretary
Andy Sherrin – Treasurer
Tony Jones – Child Welfare Officer
Dean Bolam - Mini Soccer Co-Ordinator
Dean Bailey – Media Officer
Any enquiries can be directed to any of the club officials (details available from the Committee Members page).
Alternatively, contact a team’s manager directly (through that team’s page on this website).