Sandwell Asian Development Association (SADA), preventing young people from engaging in crime and antisocial behaviour, receives donation of £1000.

The Axis Foundation’s donation of  £1000 to SADA purchased computer and boxing equipment to support the scheme.

West Midlands Police plus local youth services and the probation service refer young people to SADA . Ex-world boxing champion Ritchie Woodhall also supports SADA.

SADA opened in the Alpine Gymnasium and Community Centre in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 2012. The centre runs amateur boxing classes, weight training, cardio sessions and boxercise classes as well as a homework support club.

The Inner City Boxing Scheme is an eight-week course for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Ten young people are given the opportunity to be trained in amateur boxing by professional trainers. At the end of the course the youngsters get to see a boxing show and continue with their fitness training with experts.

Commenting on the success of SADA , which prevents young people from engaging in crime and antisocial behaviour, a service user said: “The boxing training has helped me to improve as a person and respect my elders. Thank you”