National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs presents Keystone Awards each year to give recognition to voluntary workers in the movement for their services to affiliated clubs or to the County Association for Diamond (60 years service) Presidents (50 years service) Platinum (40 years service) Gold (30 years service) Silver (20 years service) and Bronze (10 years service) with these awards presented on an annual basis at the annual Celebration of Youth Awards Presentation Night.

The 2018 Keystone Awards were presented to:

Platinum (40 years service)

  • Bill Niblo (Auckland Youth and Community Centre)
  • Jim Sinclair (Gateshead Cleveland Hall Community Association)

Gold (30 years service)

  • Ken Collins (Gateshead Cleveland Hall Community Association)
  • Paul Allen (Hartlepool Catholic ABC)

Silver (20 years service)

  • Graeme Rutherford (Birtley YPC Boxing Club)

The 2017 Keystone Awards were presented to:

Platinum (40 years service)

  • Terry Ritson (Gateshead Redheugh)
  • Bob Boustead (Gateshead Cleveland)
  • Ron Cave (Phil Thomas ABC)
  • Ann Watson (DABGC)

Gold (30 years service)

  • Michael Hughes (Gateshead Redheugh)

Silver (20 years service)

  • Penny Healey (DABGC)

Bronze (10 years service)

  • Glenn Stewart (Gateshead Redheugh)
  • Chris Reed (Gateshead Redheugh)
  • Jon Kelly (Auckland YCC)

The 2016 Keystone Awards were presented to:

Platinum (40 years service)

  • Nadine Kipling, Auckland YCC
  • Betty Knox, Grindon YPC

Gold (30 years service)

  • Linda Jones, Blaydon Youth and Community Centre
  • Dave Scott, Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses
  • Linda Scott, Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses

Silver (20 years service)

  • Peter Blackwell, Derwentside AC
  • Jeff Carlon, DABGC
  • Brian Buckley, Derwentside AC
  • Lynn Goody, Grindon YPC

Bronze (10 years service)

  • George Richardson, Auckland YCC

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