Year be­gins for Celtic Youth Bray


Bray People - - In Profile - Mary FOG­A­RTY

CELTIC YOUTH BRAY, a vol­un­tary youth or­gan­i­sa­tion set up by and for young peo­ple, had their open­ing night 2008 last week.

CYB has been run­ning suc­cess­fully for 12 fun-filled years, since 1996. They pro­vide a safe, fun en­vi­ron­ment for peo­ple aged 12 and up to ex­press them­selves fully and let go of their in­hi­bi­tions without a worry in the world. They run ev­ery sec­ond Fri­day from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and ev­ery Satur­day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lit­tle Flower Hall, be­side Holy Redeemer church.

Fri­days are themed nights and ex­am­ples of th­ese are Is­sues night, CYB’s got tal­ent and the kind of some­what out-there, Baggy Trousers night.

Satur­days are run as drop-ins, where mem­bers can pop in and play ta­ble ten­nis, hand­ball, foot­ball or even ex­press their artis­tic skills with arts and crafts, but most im­por­tantly meet other teens their own age, in a friendly at­mos­phere.

‘Our doors are open to all shapes and sizes, na­tion­al­i­ties etc. Once your un­der our roof you’re a CYB’er, noth­ing more noth­ing less,’ said a rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

‘Our Club is known na­tion­ally for our lat­eral think­ing and the way in which we avoid the beaten track, try to forge a dif­fer­ent path with ev­ery­thing we do. There is never a dull mo­ment here!’

The care­ful se­lec­tion of se­nior leaders is re­spon­si­ble and car­ing and they have all been a part of the closely-knit club longer than five years.

As such, they have a great re­spect for their club and all its mem­bers and pro­tect both as much as is pos­si­ble.

‘We are al­ways open to new­com­ers,’ said a leader.

‘So if CYB sounds like your thing, feel free to drop in and say Hey! You’ll be glad you did!’

The Celtic Youth Bray club is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to break away from be­ing stuck in­doors and get in­volved in all sorts of ac­tiv­i­ties. And by the sound of things, af­ter 0go­ing along for one night, they’ll soon be hooked!

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