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Memories of Moss Side Youth Club

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When chatting to Michael Salmon about his earliest memories of the old Moss Side Youth Club, he remembers the centre as a distinctly young person’s space; ‘it was “our space”, we decided what it looked like, we decided what we did with it’. The club was a great place to hang out with friends, to play football, or to meet girls, and Michael recalled its great vibe; ‘it was always a bouncing place, music was on, social atmosphere was great’.

Michael first came to the youth club through football, playing with the Moss Side Amateurs youth team, and spoke about the real talent in the area, as well as football’s ability to bring people together.

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The youth club was a great place to hang out with friends, but it also offered the opportunity of meeting girls: ‘a lot of romances started from the youth centre days!’

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Michael spoke about the importance of music to the young people who went to the youth club. From listening to music at home, going to carnival, and at the youth centre, ‘music has always been present … loud music, tuned up, so you can really hear it’.

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