Strood Academy in Kent is getting set to deliver non-contact boxing on curriculum time, to their students. The PE department underwent a one day Boxing Tutor Course ran by England Coach “Q” Shillingford also supported by Strood Boxing Coach Chris Ripley and former Strood Academy student and amateur boxer Perry Ripley.
PE Teacher Tom Evans said “The youngsters are going to love doing the non-contact boxing awards programme (Preliminary, standard and bronze awards).
Strood Boxing Coach Chris Ripley, added, once the teachers have taught the basics of boxing and if any of the students would like to take the sport further we can take them for the Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards in the boxing gym.
Victoria Greensted from High Speed One who sponsored the event and supplied boxing gloves, pads and the booklets and medals for the first 20 students to try out the Boxing Awards programme commented – ‘Network Rail feel the Boxing Awards programme is a unique opportunity for young people to engage in a new sport keeping them fit and healthy as well as increase confidence and higher self-esteem. Whilst at the same time spread the Network Rail safety message to the young people in the school.’
GB Boxing Awards Powered by Network Rail.