Manor Farm Boys' Club
Who we are
Manor Farm Boys' Club works with young people, principally boys and young men, aged 8-16 years.
We seek to develop social skills, self esteem and confidence of young people through a range of sports, activities and youth led projects. A significant number of the young people we work with may be disaffected and socially excluded and/or at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour. The Club helps them to make informed choices and mature decisions and to understand how their actions affect their community.
As a purely voluntary organisation, all the staff and helpers freely give of their time for the benefit of others. We do not receive any local authority grant aid and have to meet the Club’s running costs, in excess of £15,000 per annum, from our own fund-raising efforts.
The youth club is structured to offer a wide range of activities to age groups on different evenings of the week. Please see our website for details of opening times etc.
Boys’ Clubs form one element within a range of organisations which exist to provide opportunities for young people. We are affiliated to the national organisation, Ambition UK - covering more than 2,500 clubs nationwide. The local arm of this organisation is Young Bristol, supporting voluntary clubs across the City.
We also own and maintain a residential cottage near Abergavenny, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons.
This self catering 14 berth bunkhouse was gifted to us in 2005 and we have recently completed a full renovation of the property. 'Tal-y-Sarn' is available throughout the year for use by both those connected with the Club and any other groups working with young people interested in organising a residential experience.