GFS Bishop Auckland has moved online!

We are holding weekly sessions at our usual time, via Zoom. They’re a great way to help keep girls connected and entertained during this difficult time.

If you’re a regular member, get in touch or look in your local Facebook groups for the log in details. If you haven’t been to GFS before, you’re still very welcome! Just sign up via the link below.

GFS online sessions are totally free

About GFS Bishop Auckland (AYCC)

We’re a weekly girls’ youth group, open to girls and young women aged 10-14.

We offer weekly sessions which provide a space for girls and young women to meet new friends in a relaxed, girls-only environment and – most importantly – to have fun.

GFS groups are volunteer-led and run all over England and Wales. We offer a range of fun weekly activities including crafts, life skills, sports and games, as well as the occasional trip out and residential. We also provide advice and workshops on a variety of topics for our older groups.

Our weekly female-only groups offer young women the opportunity to:

  • Have fun – Develop new supportive friendships and take part in activities, be creative and enjoy themselves.
  • Get advice and support – Our volunteers are there every week to offer a friendly ear and chat to our girls and young women, we can also give advise on how to seek professional help if needed.
  • Try something new – We encourage girls and young women to learn new practical skills and hobbies and go on trips to new places.

Our programme of activities are fun, but ultimately designed to develop self confidence, life skills and resilience through being part of a supportive, non-judgmental group of girls and young women.

Group leader(s)

Maxine Jordan

Group age range

10-14 years

Group meeting time

Every Wednesday 5.30-7pm

Weekly Fee

Those who are unable to contribute will still be able to participate

Group location

Auckland Youth and Community Centre, Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 6QL.

Your regional development coordinator is:

Helen Morrell

phone: 020 7837 9669/07540 413 993