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.

1960

The organisation changes its name to The Boys’ Clubs of Wales.

1962

In July the St Athan’s Boys’ Village reopened by HRH Queen Elizabeth.

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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.