5 teachers qualified to deliver the non boxing awards recently. The idea is to get the non contact boxing awards on the school curriculum from September 2014. England Boxing Advanced Coach Q Shillingford delivered the GB Boxing Tutor course at the school to the teachers. The teachers will also receive extra boxing training by “Q” before they start delivering.
The course and awards booklets have been sponsored by Network Rail who have sponsored the GB Boxing Awards programme as a tool to deliver the Network Rail safety message to young people participating in the boxing awards programme. Network Rail Safety Manager Nicola Dooris commented: “Network Rail feel that the GB Boxing Awards is a great tool to deliver the Network Rail – Railway safety message to young people and at the same time boosting the participation in boxing in schools”. Caring for the community around railway safety is our number one priority.
President of England Boxing and Secretary of London Boxing Mr Keith Walters OBE expressed his gratitude to Network Rail in there support for the London ABA vision to have recreational boxing in every educational organisation and youth club in London, he said ” what Network Rail is doing is fantastic for young people and is important to learn about keeping safe when around the railway tracks and learning the art of boxing through the GB Boxing Awards scheme. London ABA fully support the boxing awards programme and are excited about the partnership with Network Rail and the increased participation it will bring to the sport”. For more information please go to boxingawards.co.uk