Somewhere around the 1920's a group of young black men got together at a time when black people did not really have anywhere to socialize. Due to their low income and their family commitments they did not have the money to spend in the existing clubs. This group of men would pool their money and get together for drinks and to play card game and just enjoy the company of one another. They started out in the basement of a neighbour's home and eventually decided that they would try to purchase a clubhouse. So in the 1950's they decided on a property on the corner of Angle Street & Princess Street and approached the bank for a loan. They were successful in their application and Mr. Brown and Mr. Place were amongst the names recorded on the Deeds.￼
They also purchased a playing field on St. John's Road called the Sports Arena, also known as Cassarina Park , currently BGA warehouse; There was a small building on the property at Angle/Princess Street which they used as a clubhouse. In the back yard the members would hold afternoon tea parties and the neighbours paid a nominal fee for sandwiches and tea and the chance to enjoy an afternoon of leisure. The club brought the men together in several ways. If one of them was building or repairing their home, they would work together to assist, not for money but for a hearty meal which would be provided by the benefactor. They could also rely on the club for financial assistance if they were in need. They were committed and honest people, men of integrity and always reimbursed the club in accordance with the repayment agreement. At the time when Mr. Clayton Richardson was the club's president in the 1950's, he encouraged many young men in the area to become a part of the club. Mr. Dickinson, Mr. Stovell and Mr. Tankard were directors of YMSC at that time. The young men would visit the club to play games, however they were governed by strict rules.￼
If they were under the age of 18 they were not allowed in the bar area. The young men played football and cricket in the street behind the club and the members would also play euchre. As there were no formal junior league at that time, YMSC played friendly games of football against BAA which had all white members at that time. Eventually when the leagues were formed YMSC were rated the best junior football team in Bermuda . Several of their players have been chosen for the Bermuda National team over the years. They were also rated amongst the best in cricket. At that time there were A, B and C teams and they would go from Somerset to St. George's playing against different cricket teams. YMSC's cricket team also used to play friendly games against the Somerset and St. George's Cup Match teams and they even beat them at times. Mr. Richardson was instrumental in getting some of the players signed up for the annual Cup Match. YMSC was really a community club. They looked out for the young men and they were taught manners and respect by the senior club members. Even though they played their football and cricket in the street they always politely moved out of the way for traffic and passersby and were sure to use their manners in addressing seniors. Eventually the members agreed to sell the Sports Arena and the money from the sale together with the money obtained from the tea parties and the bar allowed them to expand the club by building a new bar area and an auditorium and games room.￼
Because the club was designed to cater to working men the drinks were priced at a reasonable amount as they did not want to lose focus on the main reason for the formation of the club which was to have a place for the working class black man to socialize. With the building of the auditorium the members were now able to play billiard, pool and table tennis. Their teams excelled in these sports as well. They would have games nights and invited other clubs over to engage in euchre tournaments and table tennis tournaments. In order to maintain the feeling of camaraderie the club members would celebrate Christmas by doing an exchange of gifts on Christmas morning. They were encouraged to shop at the What Not Shop where they could purchase gifts costing no more than one pound. They wanted to make sure that no body's gift would outdo the other. During the exchange of gifts they would have eggnog and light refreshments and then they would leave to spend the afternoon with their respective families. Father's Day was also a time for doing things together. YMSC members would rent a bus and spend the day traveling from one club to another returning to their own clubhouse for a delicious lunch. In more recent times YMSC has also encouraged their young members to be the best that they can be by granting educational scholarships upon request. After some difficult times experienced by their sporting teams, they are in the process of rebuilding and revitalizing. Today the YMSC is still going strong with the same goals in mind and can boast of being amongst the most financially stable clubs in Bermuda.