Two local sporting stalwarts are celebrating after four decades of voluntary work with the Bridlington Club for Young People.
Andy Potts and Dean Hoggard have seen many changes to the both the structure and location of the club since they started volunteering in 1979.
The original club was based on Thorpe Street in the town and was predominantly a Boxing Club. Other sports were introduced over the years such as football, badminton, weightlifting and basketball.
Originally titled Bridlington Boys Club, the name was changed to reflect the growing amount of female participation in all sports and was officially named the Club for Young People in the 1990’s.
The present set up, which moved to Gypsey Road around three years ago, now encompasses Bridlington Boxing Club and Bridlington Rovers Football Clubs as well as other affiliated sports such as netball, basketball, table tennis, and archery. There is also a large gym, 3G pitch and state-of-the-art training facilities.
To celebrate the involvement of Andy and Dean, anyone who has been involved with the CYP are asked to call in at the Bridlington CYP on Gypsey Road this Saturday, (30th November) at 7.30pm.
CYP manager Damien Grant said: “It would be great to see as many people there as possible. These two gents have given 80 years of voluntary service to the club and this is surely worthy of recognition.