Category: News

Presidents Cup 2018

Last Saturday, 20 of our young people traveled to The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton to compete in the President’s Cup, an annual competition for all of OnSide’s youth zones in the country.  Team FYZ had a big day ahead of them – they left Harpurhey at 8am and did not return until after 8pm!… Read more »

Young Leader Hallie-Codie wins Inspiring Young Woman Award!

We’re delighted to announce that our Young Leader and member, Hallie-Codie Lusty, has won the ‘Inspiring Young Woman’ award at the 26th annual ‘Inspiring Women Awards’! Hallie-Codie, who is currently at college studying fashion and textiles, says “I never thought something like this would happen to me. The Factory Youth Zone offers endless opportunities and after… Read more »

Alec Mudimu on Zimbabwe Football Debut

Back in March, we shared the amazing news that Alec Mudimu – whose journey at FYZ took him from Factory Member, to Volunteer, and now Staff Member – had received an international call-up to go and play for Zimbabwe’s international football team. On his return back to Manchester, and back to work at The Factory,… Read more »

The Road to the President’s Cup 2018

We’re all incredibly excited for Onside’s President’s Cup 2018, where youth zones from all across the country compete for fame and glory (and hopefully some bragging rights)! Check out our music video for the President’s Cup, featuring the long-awaited debut of the Factory Fox (he was sleeping in a stock cupboard for a few years). Watch… Read more »

The Factory Brew – The Best of British

The Factory Brew’s Theme Nights return with a patriotic bang with an exclusive “Best of British” menu at Thursday 10th May’s Junior Session. We’ve got a whole slew of British classics, including Jumbo Sausage Rolls, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud Wraps, Vimto Jelly and Chicken Tikka Masala (there’s nothing more British than that)! Check out… Read more »

NO JUNIOR SESSION – 3rd May

There will be no Junior Session on Thursday, 3rd May 2018, due to The Factory Youth Zone being used as a polling station for the local elections. Sorry for any inconvenience! If you have registered, please remember to vote! 

Factory CLOSED this Sunday (29th April)

The Factory Youth Zone will be CLOSED this Sunday (29/04/2018) as the Factory Sunday group will be going cycling off-site. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Community Reporters: The Yellow Block of Harpurhey

Two weeks ago, Young Leaders Jake and Jak started training to become Community Reporters and have filmed a documentary about the impact The Factory Youth Zone has had in Harpurhey over the last 6 years since we opened. FYZ regulars can expect to see a few familiar faces sharing their experiences of working in North… Read more »

Eggucating Manchester

It only takes a couple of chickens to send the whole Youth Zone a bit giddy – this week we were pleased for Eggucation to visit the Juniors with a couple of hens. Eggucation work to provide an engaging experience for schools to learn about how to care for eggs and the chicks that eventually… Read more »

Slam-Dunk Your Way to saturDAYS!

Don’t forget we’ve got Senior Basketball sessions every Saturday, 10.30-12pm… our new coach, Ron, will be teaching you how to shoot 3-pointers and do that trick where you spin the ball on your finger in no time! Bring your friends!