Mighty Mick's Boxing Club, Grimsby
The boxing club has been operating for six years. It is open four evenings a week and also on a Saturday morning. Seven volunteers provide all of the coaching and between 12 and 20 young people attend each of the sessions.
The Tribune Trust are pleased to be able to support the Boxing Club in launching a 20 week project using sport as a platform to engage young people in meaningful activity. Activities will include coached sports sessions, non contact boxfit, weight training, circuit training and High Intensity Interval Training. All of the sessions will be led by the participants’ goals and needs. The fitness based sessions will be chosen by the group each week and delivered by qualified coaches.
The sessions are aimed at increasing self-discipline, self-confidence, physical fitness and providing a safe environment for people to network together and meet new friends. The Club also want to offer the opportunity for participants to shadow the coaches and become a coach themselves or a boxing judge or timekeeper. Participants will have the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge which can be used for the benefit of the Club and the wider community. Individuals will benefit from the peer support at the Club and be able to gain nationally recognised qualifications in boxing and coaching.
The Director of the Tribune Trust, John Ford, is shown presenting a cheque to the head coach, Iain Rowbotham who is supported by coaches and members of the Club.