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Bruce Grove Youth Space

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COVID-19 update

Due to the new government guidelines, unfortunately, Bruce Grove Youth Space will remain closed until further notice.

However, we are supporting vulnerable groups of young people with mental health, emotional well-being and music development.

If you would like further information, please contact Akin Akintola:

  • Tel: Akin Akintola - 07870 157 613

Or get in touch via email at:

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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About the activities 

We offer a range of sports to encourage healthy lifestyles, specific activities targeting girls, new experiences, a focus on developing life skills and promoting inclusion of young people with SEND.

We will offer you new challenges, new experiences that will stretch your knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable you to reflect upon yourselves as individuals so that you fulfil your potential to contribute as positive members of the community.

We aim to support your physical and emotional wellbeing by inviting you to take part in positive activities that you would not normally have access to.

Our aims are to:

  • Promote emotional wellbeing
  • Promote community spirit
  • Empower young people
  • Social engagement
  • Young people being in a safe space

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Timetable of activities

We normally provide several activities including sports, gaming, creative outlets, and most importantly, an environment where you will be supported by our staff and volunteers. Unfortunately, these will not be available during the lockdown. 

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At Bruce Grove Youth Space we have a fantastic opportunity for young people to participate in. We are working alongside Sony, and we are giving young people who are interested in the music industry mentoring opportunities, internships, advice and guidance of how to be successful in the music industry.

Woolfie is based at BGYS every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm - if you are interested please contact Charlene Frost on 07866 182 341 to book a place.

Woolfie started his career in the music business as a management assistant in the mid-'90s before getting frustrated and looking into setting up his own label. He is passionate about new music and also helping others get into careers in the business.

After a short crash course on the business, he met legendary promotions executive Scott Piering and changed course into the ‘dark art’ of promotions.

Woolfie cut his teeth on the best of the Indie and Alternative scene making a name for himself working with acts like The Prodigy, Catatonia, Muse, Embrace, Stereophonics, Pulp, Gomez, Dave Clarke and the Wall Of Sound label.

Sadly, Scott passed away and Woolfie went onto a few other promo companies before founding Hungry Media in 2004, which has now become Hungry & Woods. Over the next 13 years, he worked with and oversaw the radio success of One Direction, Little Mix, Tinchy Stryder, James Arthur, Harry Styles, Giggs, Camila Cabello, The Prodigy, Madness, DJ Khaled, Zara Larsson, 24kGoldn, Louis Tomlinson, Leona Lewis, The Clash, Will Young, Robbie Williams and many more.

Currently at Sony Music, he continues to direct the campaigns of many of these acts as well as breaking new artists.

The Sony internship schemes run from October and applications are usually accepted in September. They had 7000 applicants this year!

There may be other options though and internal discussions are ongoing. They also worked on a mentorship scheme with Creative Mentor Network, worth getting in touch with them as well.


Football is one of the most requested activities on our programme of activities. Young people attend the project and participate in sessions that promote the importance of warming up before a game of football. You will learn mobility exercises, dynamic stretching, individual ball manipulation and team ball work. Each session expands from the previous session and includes skills practice with emphasis on specific football scenarios, allowing you to try out techniques and tactics to solve the challenges that you encounter in the game.


This is a great activity for young people to play at any level. The sessions give you the chance to learn, develop and practice your shots. It’s an amazing opportunity to promote fitness and sporting activities here at Bruce Grove.

Table Tennis

Table tennis takes place every Friday from 4pm to 6pm. We have a brilliant coach who teaches the young people the rules of the game, how to serve and return, strokes point-scoring, how to move the body and how to play as a single-player or in doubles. Our young people love this game and it has credited them with skill in a worldwide known sport. If attendees get to an Advance level we give them the opportunity to compete in competitions against other Youth Teams, organizations and schools representing Bruce Grove Youth Space.

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Register now

Use our online application form to become a member and register your interest in our activities.

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Our policies

Membership Policy

  • To help us plan and promote activities, everyone using Youth Space needs to have taken out a membership
  • Please help to make the centre an enjoyable place by showing all centre users and staff equal levels of respect

Security Policy

  • The centre is a substance-free environment, please do not bring drugs and alcohol or prohibited
  • Bags should be left in the lockers available and only will be brought into the centre in exceptions circumstances. All bags brought into the centre will be searched

Safety Policy

  • All participants will be asked to ensure that they use hand hygiene throughout the day while at the centre
  • Anyone who is feeling unwell, or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, should stay home and self-isolate
  • If you arrive – or become – unwell, you will be sent home
  • Please respect the on-site social distancing measures


  • Please co-operate if you are asked to leave the centre
  • Refusal to leave may lead to the police being called

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If you want any more information about this centre or its activities, or if you'd like a free tour, please email us at or contact Akin on 07870 157 613 and Alison on 07896 823 041.

  • Bruce Grove Youth Centre
    10 Bruce Grove
    N17 6RA
  • Tel: 020 8493 1003

Centre opening times

  • Monday: 2pm-6pm
  • Tuesday: 2pm-6pm
  • Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
  • Thursday: 2pm-8pm
  • Friday: 2pm-6pm


  • Buses: 123, 149, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4
  • Nearest train station: Bruce Grove

See Bruce Grove Youth Centre on Google Maps (external link).

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