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Our Boxing Gym recently secured funding to train 30 young people aged 16 to 25 years old as First Aiders & ABAE Boxing Tutors. This project turned out to be a huge success and further funding has been secured to roll out the same courses again.

The course was aimed at some of the most hard to reach and disadvantaged young people in the community, some of whom prior to this course did not have any qualifications. These tutors are now either volunteering their time at our gym, or in other boxing gym’s or youth groups in the wider community, which is a really positive outcome!!

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New Parks Community Boxing Gym opened in April 2008, prior to opening my self and my partner Stuart became ABAE Boxing Tutors. Becoming a Boxing Tutor has enormously benefited both our selves and our gym, and helped our gym to develop. As Boxing Tutors we have been able to teach the National Boxing Awards programme to our members, local groups and schools. Since opening our gym has also won several awards and has been highly commended by the Leicestershire Constabulary, Local Authority and Local Councillors. Our gym has made a big difference to the local community and has helped to tackle anti social behaviour and crime in the local area.

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ABA Advanced coach and Director of the National Boxing Awards programme ‘Q’ Shillingford, complimented Serina and Stuart on their hard work and commitment in delivering the National Boxing Awards to the community in a fun and professional environment. This is what the National Boxing Awards programme is all about, taking our sport to the wider community and at every level. “Fantastic and keep up the good work”.