BB continues the summer of sport

Boys' Brigade fun day at Wishaw Sports Centre
Boys' Brigade fun day at Wishaw Sports Centre

Almost 100 members of The Boys’ Brigade (BB) Motherwell, Bellshill & District Battalion enjoyed an action packed activity fun day .

The event, which took place earlier this month and was organised to help mark the 131st anniversary of the organisation, took place at Wishaw Sports Centre.

Young people from the organisation’s Junior Section, aged between eight and 10, had the opportunity to build on an exciting summer of sport in Scotland by attending the fun-day, part funded by North Lanarkshire Council’s Community Grants scheme.

The sporting activities on offer included group races, netball, rugby, and even indoor curling with the day of celebration brought to a close with a whole group 400m run around the outdoor athletics track.

Joe Hart, a member of 15th Motherwell, said: “I had a really fun day, my favourite thing was the race round the track, because I’ve never done that before.”

The fun day, while marking the 131st anniversary of the founding of the BB by Sir William Alexander Smith, was also organised as part of the ongoing ‘Growing Bigger, Growing Better’ recruitment campaign.

Alan Brown, Battalion president, said: “This event was another part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and increase membership of the Boys’ Brigade in Motherwell, Bellshill and the surrounding areas.

“We have 11 companies throughout the area working with boys and young men from five-18 on a weekly basis, allowing them the opportunity to learn new skills while having fun.”

Events like the fun day have successfully helped the BB in Motherwell and Bellshill grow by 10 per cent over the past two years.