Non-contact boxing sessions for seven to 15-year-olds
Boxcleva is a community safety partnership initiative which helps to promote safer neighbourhoods and wellbeing in young people. Teaching seven to fifteen-year-olds the discipline behind boxing including training, nutritional advice, and alcohol and smoking awareness sessions, the scheme also promotes a healthy, active lifestyle, ensuring they get the best possible start in life
All schemes are funded by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and local authorities and run for 40 weeks in the year, one day a week for two hours. Trainers are fully qualified by the Amateur Boxing Association of England and guest visitors have included British, Commonwealth, European and World boxing champions and Olympic medalists.
Boxcleva offers bronze, silver and gold assessments to give young people a sense of achievement and to raise their self-esteem and confidence.
Sessions take place - Wednesdays 5pm until 6.30pm at South Oxhey Amateur Boxing Club, Hallowes Crescent, South Oxhey
For more details contact lead trainer Jim Gentry on 07946 563132 or visit www.boxcleva.net.
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Hertfordshire voluntary organisation ‘Boxcleva’ has been awarded the 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Service' the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.
Boxcleva was the idea of watch commander Bob Williams, who works for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. He launched a pilot in Borehamwood in the summer of 2010 with funding from a local councillor. Following its success, it has since expanded to a number of other venues across the county, offering an innovative way to help teach children channel their energy in a safe environment.