Boys & Girls Clubs


About Boys and Girls Clubs ScotWest

Boys and Girls Clubs ScotWest has been working with young people in Scotland since 1928. We are the largest of the five Federations that form Boys & Girls Clubs Scotland.

We strive to maintain the high standards set out by our National Association in encouraging young people from the ages of 7 to 18 to achieve their potential through sporting opportunities. We offer support, skills and positive role models to help young people in their journey towards becoming healthy and confident adults.

Annual events and activities are organised through our affiliated clubs and with voluntary support from our Executive Team.

We have recently revised our strategy to move from an events based, volunteer intensive charity to become a “Charitable Trust”

Our new Board of Trustees welcome applications for funding from our existing affiliated members – All requests will be given courteous consideration when meeting with the Aims of the Organisation

Our board of Trustees welcome applications from any club provided they are affiliated members of Boys and Girls Clubs of Scotland. All requests are welcomed and will be supported through the affiliation process.


“Creating opportunities for young people”

Boys and Girls Clubs ScotWest was established for the benefit of youth through aspiration to the following aims: -

Overall Aim:

To develop and foster Partnerships between Federations, Affiliated Clubs and External Organisations to provide a safe environment in which to promote the general welfare of young people in Scotland.

Underpinning Aims:

To maintain a centre of reference, for all Clubs for Young People, and to encourage and promote the benefits of using the service.

Promote events and activities on offer through the local Federations and assist members to partake in such events and or alternative activities.

To promote the co-operation between Federations and Clubs through competitions, training events and other means available.

To stimulate interest in the work of all Clubs for Young People, and support investment in the training and recruitment of volunteers.

To co-operate at National level with other bodies, statutory and voluntary, interested in the welfare of young people and to act as a link between Boys and Girls Clubs ScotWest, Boys and Girls Clubs Scotland and Government Departments, Public Bodies and Trusts.

To make and carry out any arrangements of mutual benefit for joint working or co-operation with any other society or body having as one of its aims the welfare of young people.

To raise, manage and administer funds for the furtherance of the Aims of the Association and take any action which may be to the benefit of the welfare of young people.

To focus on sport and non-sport related activities, so long as benefiting the members.

To deliver a fixed calendar of annual events through our affiliates.

To show equal opportunities to female, disability, higher poverty based sectors.

To issue a minimum of 100% of secured new funds per annum.


The Application Process:

Download Application Form

Key People:

President – Viscount Weir

Board of Trustees

Chairman – David Rowan

Vice-Chairman – Archie Buchanan

Secretary – Jillian Dowds

Treasurer – David Rowan

Executives – John Wood, Alex Tulloch, Craig Bracher, Ian Caldwell, Stephen Robertson and John Murphy

Ambassador – Mr Steven Thompson (BBC and Ex-Professional Footballer)

Secretary Tel No: 0141 441 2992

Scottish Charity No SC 000614
Registered Office: Menteith House, 29 Park Circus Glasgow G3 6AP