Daventry Phoenix Youth centre in conjunction with Daventry District council and Northamptonshire Sport, started a 9 week sports unlimited boxing project. Jeff Gonsalves a ABAE boxing Tutor/Youth worker suggested that the project be run as the GB National Boxing Award programme. Shaun Waite (Daventry council), Katie Jones (Youth Worker, Phoenix centre) and Jeff Gonsalves (Northamptonshire Sport) where running the project and over 30 young people signed up for the project. As the project started the team managed to secure funding from money for youth to start up a boxing club, so the Daventry Phoenix boxing club was formed. On the 31st March we did our first boxing awards, the Preliminary Award.
This entailed basic warm-up and warm-down, boxing techniques including stance and guard, torso movement and footwork. The young students then moved on to demonstrating their lead hand and rear hand straight punches with defences. This was the first assessment at the club, but there will be many more because every new member to join the club will be signed up on the GB Boxing Awards Programme. The GB National Boxing Awards have been accredited by ASDAN the national awarding body, which is run in schools and colleges across the country. Jeff gives his congratulations to all the students, all 20 who took the award passed with flying colours!
Well done everyone!!!