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Gillette Cup

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Members from Blackburn Youth Zone have qualified for the Gillette Cup championship. Both Senior and Junior members too part in this national football competition, which saw BYZ under 14's qualified for the National Championships in May. They will now compete against the best teams from across the country on Saturday 18th May. BYZ will also have a Under 19s, Girls U12's and U16s teams … [Read more...]

Transition residential

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As part of the Zone's new transition programme 20 young people took part in a residential at Hothersall Lodge Outdoor Education Centre in the Ribble Valley. The transition programme aims to encourage junior members to interact with senior members prior to them moving up to senior club, taking away any fears they may have  about moving on. The group took part in bonding exercises such as … [Read more...]

Help brighten up new athletics facility

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The Zone's partners, Blackburn with Darwen Council, are looking for pupils from schools in the area to submit designs to brighten up the main outside wall of new athletics facility in Witton Park. Youngsters are being asked to come up with drawings of the first things they think of when they hear the words athletics. The pupil who comes up with the winning design will work with architects … [Read more...]

Employer speed networking event

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The Youth Zone is to host a networking event with a difference on Thursday 18th July and is looking for local businesses to get involved. The event, organised by the Hive under the umbrella of the Blackburn and Darwen local strategic partnership, will see at least 300 young people showcasing their talents and engaging with businesses in the Borough. Local businesses are being encouraged to … [Read more...]

Week 3

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MONDAY 5TH AUGUST-FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST Ever dreamt of a career in the movies? Take part in workshops about all aspects of the movie business from storyboards to screen make up during this week dedicated to the silver screen. Times:8.30-4.30pm Age ranges: 8-13 Costs: £8 per day (including lunch), £5 per half day (excluding lunch) and £32 per week (including lunch each day). With limited … [Read more...]

Week 2

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MONDAY 29TH JULY-FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST This is your week to get creative! Design your very own clothing range from recyclable materials and take part in a catwalk fashion show. Times:8.30-4.30pm Age ranges: 8-13 Costs: £8 per day (including lunch), £5 per half day (excluding lunch) and £32 per week (including lunch each day). With limited places, book early to guarantee your place, call … [Read more...]

Week 4

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MONDAY 12TH AUGUST TO FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST Learn all about your body from looking at healthy foods to taking part in a BYZ sports day. Don't forget your trainers for health and wellbeing week. Times:8.30-4.30pm Age ranges: 8-13 Costs: £8 per day (including lunch), £5 per half day (excluding lunch) and £32 per week (including lunch each day). With limited places, book early to guarantee … [Read more...]

Week 5

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MONDAY 19TH AUGUST - FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST During Fundraising week, learn all about Blackburn Youth Zone as a charity and get involved in some fundraising. Times: 8.30-4.30pm Age ranges: 8-13 Costs: £8 per day (including lunch), £5 per half day (excluding lunch) and £32 per week (including lunch each day). With limited places, book early to guarantee your place, call Blackburn Youth Zone … [Read more...]

Junior Residential

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A group of junior members recently went on a residential to the Lake District to develop a new project. The young people had been hand picked by junior club staff for displaying strong leadership skills and they were brought together to think about how they can design, build and implement a junior young leaders programme, similar to the seniors young leaders scheme. Young Leaders is the … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone Tiger’esses

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Blackburn Youth Zone's junior girls football team took part in a 5-a-side girls tournament recently organised by Bolton Lads & Girls Club. The tournament was BYZ girls football Team  first ever taste of competitive action. In total BYZ entered two teams providing as many girls the opportunity to participate and have fun! Young people who took part commented: “What a wicked day! I love … [Read more...]