And we’re done!
What an end to the year it’s been.
This week we delivered our free Christmas holiday boxing camps within the gym and attracted 60 young people aged 6-18 years over 3 days.
We also worked alongside Batley Sporting Charitable Trust and Huddersfield Town Foundation at the Batley bulldogs stadium to provide boxing activities to 41 vulnerable young people aged 4-17 years.
In total, since the original lockdown we have achieved 602 sign ins to our FREE school holiday boxing camps within our gym. Massive thank you to Kirklees council for supporting us throughout this.
We believe that these sessions have offered an opportunity to bring young people back to some kind of normality, give them the opportunity to meet new friends and form new relationships. Many attendees have continued their training by becoming full time members following the summer and half term camps, the Christmas holiday sessions have seen us attract more new faces than ever before.
Also, a big thank you to Batley sporting charitable trust and Huddersfield town foundation for giving us the opportunity to work with them this week, it’s been great. We have been given the chance to see first-hand, how larger organisations work in their communities and we can now take away this knowledge and improve our own services.
We have recently been accepted for funding from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, to deliver FREE boxing sessions to 14-19 years with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).
Sport England have recognised our work and have granted us funds that will help to cover money lost during 2020 due to the pandemic as well as extra money to deliver outdoor sessions in our community.
West Yorkshire police crime and commissioner has also now come on board to support us with some outreach work which will see us deliver boxing and fitness sessions within local parks using our portable boxing ring and various other equipment in 2021.
Have a good Christmas everyone and we’ll see you in the new year.