What is Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales?

Follow us in our mission to assist in the process of moral, cultural, mental & physical development of young people, so as to ensure a smooth transition into adult life.

As one of the oldest youth organisations in Wales, the work of Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales is having an outstanding impact on the lives of young people in Wales since 1928. The first youth clubs were opened in the early 1920’s and had strong links with the miners of Wales who made significant contribution to its development through regular weekly payments.

Our work would not be possible without the dedication of the 3500 volunteers that spend their time to support young people through volunteering with Boys' and Girls' Clubs' of Wales and our member clubs. Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales is a registered charity (1009142) and a member organisation of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS) which enables us to influence current policy.

Due to the current economic environment, young people are still struggling to find employment and services are being cut by local authorities, with disadvantaged young people becoming even more disadvantaged. Our aim is to support the young people and their changing needs in these tough times through providing them with a safe place to go to, training and projects that will enable them to fulfil their potential and the opportunity to take part in life changing opportunities.

Today more than 170 youth and sport clubs from all around Wales are members of our organisation. We are offering them help and support to assist them to develop further as an important part of their communities and to ensure that every young person can have equal access to the best quality opportunities they can.

Today we are working together with...


Member clubs




Young people

Office team

At Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales we have a small staff team to support the excellent work of all our dedicated volunteers and to offer additional support and opportunities.

Lord David Davies founder of BGC

The first youth clubs opened in the early 1920's in South Wales to give the "collier boys" a place to spend their free time at and to develop a responsibility to their community.

Young people from BGC

Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales is offering help and support to youth and sport clubs and young people through youth projects, trainings, sporting opportunities and more.