Our history

For almost 100 years our Organisation has supported young people resident in some of the most disadvantaged communities throughout Wales.  The Organisation's roots are traced back to the coalfields of the South Wales mining valleys.

1990

Due to extreme financial difficulties Boys' Clubs of Wales was forced to cease operating.

1991

The Organisation officially allowed girls into the clubs, although girls had previously been welcomed for some time.

1992

Boys' Clubs of Wales became a charity based organisation (Charity Number: 1009142)

1993

The Organisation changed its title to Welsh Federation of Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs.

1996

The organisation began a scheme to expand clubs into North Wales and opened an office there in 1999.

1998

The organisation changes its name to The Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales.

1999

North Wales office opened

Treharris boys' club 1991

Treharris boys' club 1991

If you want to discover more about the history of the clubs for young people movement in Wales don’t hesitate to visit the guide: "Timeline 28-08 A history of the Boy’s Club Movement in Wales", created by Youth work Wales in 2017.