Sir Alex gives his backing to BB plans

The Award winning Anchor Boys from Netherlee's class of 2015, 2016
The Award winning Anchor Boys from Netherlee's class of 2015, 2016

Netherlee Boy’s Brigade are back for the new term and are looking to attract new members.

The recruitment drive has been backed by none other than football legend and boyhood BB member Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex said: “Going to The Boys’ Brigade is an inspiration where you learn about teamwork and helping each other, and that enjoyment of being in the BB is a fantastic experience.

“Of course there was football, but we had all the other parts – bible classes, learning to play the bugle, going for our badges. I did the signalling badge, the camping badge, about nine or ten badges in my time there. It gave me discipline and confidence, and trust in the relationships we developed with the officers. It was a very important time in my life.”

Bill Stevenson, BB director in Scotland, said: “To have Sir Alex Ferguson’s backing is testament to the hard work we undertake. He has gone from a boy from Govan to one of the world’s most famous footballing heroes using his leadership and team working skills gained through the BB.”

Netherlee BB, which normally meets in Netherlee Parish Church, is meeting elsewhere until October due to renovation work.

The Anchor Boys (P1-P3) meet on Monday from 6-7pm at Merrylea Church, the Junior Section (P4-P6) on Tuesday from 7-8.45pm in Netherlee Primary and the Company Section (P7-S6) on Fridays from 7-10pm in Merrylea Church.

For further details on any of the sections call Christine on 0141 633 2029, or simply turn up as part of Netherlee’s open invitation to follow in Fergy’s footsteps!