Space for young people in
Bognor Regis

We offer somewhere for young people to go and relax, built around their needs.

MONDAYS

Juniors (school years 5 & 6) 4pm to 6pm
Seniors (school years 7+) 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WEDNESDAYS

Juniors (school years 5 & 6) 4pm to 6pm
Seniors (school years 7+) 6:30pm to 8:30pm

FRIDAYS

On Friday evenings we are at Felpham Village Hall from 4pm to 6pm. School years 6, 7 and 8.

Who we are

Meet our team of youth workers and trustees below.

Sheri Birch

Youth Worker in Charge

I have been a Youth worker for 4 ½ years, I have completed my Level 3 youth work diploma.
I have a passion for the welfare of young people, and am keen to be able to help them. I believe every young person has the right to a safe space, and someone to guide them.

My aim is to ensure that every young person that attends 39 Youth Club, has the opportunity to eat something hot, whether this is a full meal or just toast.

Zina Harding

Youth Support Worker

I am a Bognor Regis resident, mum of one and former member of 39 Youth Club myself, I wasn’t aware the club still ran but heard through another organisation it was. I initially got involved as a parent volunteer and committee member. I also have experience planning and running sessions.

I’m knowledgeable and passionate about the work I do, I’m adaptable and really enjoy the fast paced and ever-changing sessions that come when working with Young People.

Kelly Mankelow

Youth Support Worker

Brian Ansell

Trustee

I started helping others to learn as a cub and a scout and helped run a youth club in my late teens.

I was a teacher for 37 years during which time I chaired multiple youth organisations including scouts and a swimming club. I was asked to be a trustee at the 39 Club over 30 years ago.

Since access to the building changed in 2010 it had used since the 1960s I dreamt of getting it back to have a thriving youth centre again and now we have a future full of opportunities for young people.

Chris Cook

Trustee

I have been volunteering and working at youth clubs for over 40 years. In 2019 I became the CEO for Sussex Clubs for Young People and together we developed a team of youth workers providing over 50 youth clubs per week.

I am thrilled that we have managed to take on the lease for the building in 2023 and that 39 Youth Club can thrive with the support of its community.

Steve Goodheart

Trustee

Kenton Batley

Trustee

What are the young people saying?

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what they say:

Young person

Wednesday Seniors

It’s great being here.
Tonight has been a fun time.
Food was amazing

Young person

Felpham Fridays

Can club be like this always? Its the best club in the world ever. Food was yummy
I’m so happy you’re back at club.

Young person

Monday Juniors

Food is yummy, thank you
Enjoyed coming here will come again. Looking forward to Wednesday.

Young person

Monday Seniors

The tuck shop is awesome.
It’s good to be back.
Can we have pasta on Wednesday.?

HISTORY OF 39 CLUB

We were founded in 1958 by Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, who ran the initial club in an old building which they rebuilt, along with an annexe on the side, which is where we operate today. It is said that the club was named the 39 Club because the ages of those using it ranged from 3 to 90. Other stories say it was started in a house numbered no. 39, possibly in Den Avenue!

THE CHAPMANS

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Chapman later took the club over from the Skinners and ran it for many years. We had great success back then, with 60-70 young people coming every night! In 1967 the club was first registered as a Charity with the charity commissioners (Reg Number 305344) with the objective to:
Promote the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of young people resident in and around Bognor Regis.

It’s as true today as it was then!

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Latest News

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Community Plea

We wanted to share an update of what 39 Youth Club currently looks like and offers for anyone who hasn’t been down recently or is interested in coming to visit[…]

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Making it our space!

Having taken over the building known as the Findit Out Centre in November we have slowly been making 39 Youth Club into the space that the young people want it[…]

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Our future is secured

On 13th November 2023 we completed the lease for 25 years on a peppercorn rent with West Sussex County Council for the whole site formerly known as the Findit Out[…]

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Thank you to all of our funders

Without their support the work of 39 Youth Club would not be able to continue.