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Tel: 0117 9240560
Manor Farm Boys Club was founded in 1958 in a small wooden building on Horfield Common. In 1962 it moved into its current home in the former Horfield CofE School building next to the Parish Church. The building dates from the 1880s.
During the 1990s the Club Management, members, staff and local residents all resisted efforts by the then Avon County Council to make the club alter its status and take girls as well. It was felt that the existing provision was working well for boys and young men and mixed sessions would alter the nature of the club. The club lost its annual grant funding and has been a voluntary youth club ever since.
Rather than any dilution of opportunity for young people, the club went from strength to strength and developed a very effective fundraising programme that allowed it to expand its operation.
In 2020, Rob Webber stepped down as Club Leader after 21 years at the helm and has been succeeded by Rory Mortimore, another ex-club member with Manor Farm in his blood!
We are often asked why the club does not take girls.
It would require some alterations to the premises and it would need extra staffing. However, if anyone would like to volunteer to run a girls' section then please do get in touch to discuss what this would involve.