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Coleraine & District Battalion

10-Pin-Bowling 2010

On Thursday 28th October the Coleraine & District Battalion of the Boys' Brigade held the first competition of the new session. Boys and leaders from throughout the district attended the event at the Bowling Alley in Coleraine Jet Centre. Everyone had a fantastic night, congratulations go the everyone who took part, especially the winners, organisers and staff at the Super Strikers 10-pin Bowling at the Jet Centre.

Winner – Andrew 1st Ballywatt 136
Runner-up – John 1st Ballywatt 112

Winner – Peter 1st Tamlaght 94
Runner-up – Stephen 1st Tamlaght 91

Junior (with Buffers)
Winner - Matthew – 5th Coleraine 125
Runner-up – Louis – 2nd Coleraine 120

Team Competition
Senior Winner – 1st Ballywatt 404
Junior Winner – 5th Coleraine 448

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Queen's Badge Recipients (2009/2010)

Queen's Badge
Congratulations to the following young men and their officers on the achievement of The Boys' Brigade's premier award - The Queen's Badge, during the 2009-2010 session.
  • Adam Dorrans (1st Ballywatt)
  • Andrew Lyons (1st Ballywatt)
  • Gareth McClenaghan (1st Ballywatt)
  • Jonathan Alcorn (1st Balteagh)
  • James Purcell (1st Balteagh)
  • Jordan Greer (1st Coleraine)
  • Ryan McCarter (1st Coleraine)
  • Connor Wallace (1st Coleraine)
  • David Quiston (2nd Coleraine)
  • Philip Gilliand (5th Coleraine)
  • Alexander Gourley (5th Coleraine)
  • Andrew Mawhinney (5th Coleraine)
  • James Scott (5th Coleraine)
  • Andrew Bloomfield (1st Drumachose)
  • Andrew Guy (1st Drumachose)
  • Stephen McAleese (1st Drumachose)
  • Mark Riley (1st Drumachose)
  • Glenn McAfee (1st Dunboe)
  • Andrew Laughlin (1st Kilrea)
  • James McCaughern (1st Kilrea)
  • Andrew Paul (1st Kilrea)
  • Andrew Robinson (1st Limavady)
  • Robert Kirke (2nd Limavady)
  • Jude Readdie (2nd Limavady)
And congratulations to Mark Callaghan (2nd Coleraine) who has qulified through the Brigade Training Officer Scheme in June 2010.

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BB Connect - Accredited training opportunity

BB CONNECT empowers, develops and connects young people throughout BBNI. We aim to retain, equip and support the young leaders of the Brigade and allow them to help make the decisions which shape the Brigade now and in the future.

BB CONNECT has organised 3 roadshow events around Northern Ireland for senior boys and leaders (male and female) aged 16-30. The nights consist of information stations about KGVI, NVQs, BB Connect and the Northern Ireland team to India in summer 2011, as well as activities from “igym star”, Ireland’s first arcade style mobile gymnasium (visit the company website

The India team is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity NI, and follows the success of the 2007 and 2009 BB teams. The team involves working alongside homeowners building basic, affordable housing for their families. All that is required is a sense of humour and a desire to work!

The first roadshow is taking place at First Antrim Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 5th October. The night will begin at 7.45pm, aiming to finish at 10.00pm. The second roadshow is taking place in Coleraine (venue TBC) on Tuesday 19th October. The third roadshow is planned for early November in the Portadown area, with details available nearer the time. If you are not able to attend or fall outside of the age group, please pass on the information about the nights to any boys and leaders (male/female) you know.

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending the Antrim roadshow, could you email your interest to by Saturday 2nd October, as we need to let igym star know numbers.

If you are interested in attending the Coleraine or Portadown roadshows, could you email your interest to the same address above by Saturday 16th October. All that is required in the email is the names and numbers of those boys and leaders attending, as well as the companies represented.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you all at our roadshows

BB Connect team

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