Sherwood Boys’ Club

From the Mitcham Youth Handbook of 1949


The Club was founded in 1946 and is affiliated to the Youth Council and the National Association of Boys’ Clubs. It meets at Pollards Hill School on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7.30-10.0 p.m. Membership is open to boys from 14 to 18 years of age. School boys pay 1/- entrance fee and 4d. a week. Other boys pay 1/6 entrance fee and 6d. a week.

Chairman and Hon. Gen. Secretary: Mr. E. Surguy, 419 Fulham Road, Chelsea, S. W.10.
Club Leader: Mr. S. Bishop, 405 Commonside East, Mitcham.

Club Activities (Indoor): Physical Training, Handicrafts, Dancing Classes, Darts, Billiards and Socials. (Outdoor): Cricket and Football.

The members have their own Committee, the Chairman being a senior member of the Club; the other members act as secretaries to the various sections, organising activities and acting as a link between the members and the Management Committee.

The Club takes part in activities organised by the Youth Council and the N.A.B.C. and encourages senior members to attend the training courses of these bodies. Camps are arranged in various parts of the country to which members can go at a reduced rate.

Outstanding footballers and cricketers have opportunities to take part in N.A.B.C. representative games. Two of the members have already represented Surrey these games, one at football and the other at cricket. The former was also the only Club member from the County to be selected to play for the N.A.B.C. South of England team.

Source: Local Studies Centre, Morden Library, Civic Centre, Morden.
Reference: L2 (369) MIT


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