Brixton took a step closer to having its own “Brixton Boxing Club” in the Brixton Recreational Centre (Brixton Central) as 6 members of the popular and successful Afewee football programme have now become Boxing Tutors. The Boxing Tutor Course proved very popular with the local community, as 15 local volunteers attended. England Boxing Advanced Coach Q Shillingford MBE, delivered the GB Boxing Tutor course at the Brixton Recreational Centre.
“Q” will also be assisting setting up the club and preparing the Boxing Tutors for there level one coaching course with extra boxing coaching/ training, which is part of the London Boxing and Network Rail partnership in setting up boxing awards programme’s in the community.
The Boxing Tutor Course, boxing equipment (Pads/Gloves) and 20 Awards booklets have been sponsored by Network Rail who has 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 and communities”. 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 borough in London and also with the vision as setting up new boxing clubs in the communities. Recreational and Educational boxing is the way forward for our sport said Walters.
Keith Walters OBE commented – The work Network Rail is doing, is fantastic for young people. It is important that they learn from a young age about keeping safe when around the railway tracks and engage into sport.
London Boxing fully supports the Boxing Awards programme and is excited about the partnership with Network Rail and the increased participation it will bring to the sport and safety of young people”. For more information regarding the Boxing Awards programme please go to www.boxingawards.co.uk.