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Members of Sporting World Help Mark BB135

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Amongst others to pay tribute to The Boys’ Brigade’s 135 years of working with young people are personalities from the sporting world. 

Current manager of the Scotland national men’s football side, Alex McLeish, spent several years as BB member in Barrhead.  He said:

“I was fortunate to have been a BB member and I’d like to pay tribute to the organisation on reaching 135 years.  I learned a lot about values, education and it has also contributed to my footballing career.”

Sports journalist and commentator Paul Mitchell is a former member of the 19th Leith in the Granton area of the city. Paul commented:

“I fondly remember my days at 19th Leith.  It was a great experience and made many friends. BB remains a wonderful organisation doing great work helping young people learn valuable skills and encouraging teamwork.”

Gregor Townsend, current manager of the Scotland national men’s rugby team was a member of the 3rd Gala company.  He thinks back very fondly on is time in BB.  Gregor said: 

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the BB which, in a similar way to team sport, is great for developing discipline and character through a range of many varied experiences. I loved the competition, learning and physical activities that flows through the BB.”

If you know a notable former BB member who you think would be happy to share their reflections of BB, please get in touch newsdesk@boys-brigade.org.uk 

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