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What's Happening in the Junior Section in Northern Ireland

During 2017 the Junior Section will be celebrating its 100th Birthday from starting as Boy Reserves then Life Boys and now Junior Section. The Junior Section Committee in NI is planning two special events - PLAY THE GAME and a 100th BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA. Flyers with initial information about both events are enclosed for Junior Section Leaders in Charge with the Sept/Oct 2016 Newsletter.


This special anniversary event will be run in three locations in NI - Ballymoney, Portadown and Lisburn - running on Friday nights. Companies may enter up to 2 teams of 4 boys. Teams will play a variety of popular table top and board games from the past century. The top teams from each event will take part in a grand NID final - details to follow. Please enter early to secure your chosen venue.

Venues, Dates and Times

Friday 10 February 2017, Finvoy Presbyterian Ballymoney

Friday 17 February 2017, Thomas Street Methodist, Portadown

Friday 3 March 2017, Lisburn Congregational, Lisburn

Start time in all venues: 6.45pm

The entry form will be enclosed for JS Leaders in Charge in the Sept/Oct 2016 mailing. You can also download the form here - select the e payment and e mail version to complete digitally and pay using paypal.

Save the Date and bring your boys to this Extravanganza Fun Day on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Gannaway Activity Centre, Millisle - booking for this event will open in January 2017 and full booking details will be released then. This will be an action packed day with eight different zones of activities to visit. A Save the Date flyer is enclosed for the Junior Section Leader in Charge in the Sept/Oct mailing and may be downloaded from the BBNI website.

Junior Section Competitions and Events for 2016/2017 Session
Competition Entry/Registration
Closing Date
Event Date/Time Venue
Quiz Mon 19 Sept 2016 Round1: Fri 7 Oct 2016, 7.30pm,
Final: Sat 22 Oct 2016 at 2.30pm
NIHQ Newport (Final)
Musician of the Year Mon 12 Dec 2016 Sat 14 Jan 2017 Templepatrick Pres
Church Hall
Swimming Gala Mon 6 Feb 2017 Sat 25 Feb 2017 TBC
Play the Game 1

Fri 10 Feb 2017 Ballymoney
Play the Game 2

Fri 17 Feb 2017 Portadown
Play the Game 3

Fri 3 Mar 2017 Lisburn
Play the Game Final

Sat 25 Mar 2017 TBC
5-A-side Football Mon 10 Apr 2017
Battalion Entries
Sat 29 Apr 2017, 2.00pm Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt
100th Birthday Extravanganza Booking opens in Jan 17 Sat 6 May 2017 Ganaway Activity Centre
Leaders' Conference Mon 24 Oct 2016 Sat 12 Nov 2016 Killead Presbyterian Church

Junior Section Committee Meeting Dates

Monday 19 September 2016, NIHQ Newport
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017

Junior Section Competition Results
Competition Winner 2014/2015 Winner 2015/2016
Quiz 1st: 1st Armagh
2nd: 5th Coleraine
3rd: 2nd Comber
1st: 1st Armagh
2nd: 1st Raffrey
3rd: 2nd Route
Musician of the Year 1st Connor Cox, 1st Hillsborough
2nd: Oliver Gunning, 1st Muckamore
3rd: Jamie McNeill, 1st Spa
1st Harry, 1st: Ballygowan
2nd:Adam, 1st Connor
3rd: Reece, 1st Ballykelly
Swimming Gala 1st Killead
Spring Competition
1st: 1st Killead
2nd: 1st Mountjoy
3rd: 1st Ballymoney
1st: 1st Cookstown
2nd: !st Knocknamuckley
5-A-side Football 1st 1st: 9th Ards
2nd: 1st Greenisland
3rd: 1st Knocknamuckley
1st: 1st Greenilsand
2nd: 7th Portadown
3rd: 3rd Antrim

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