Sandwell Asian Development Association’s (SADA) inner-city Boxing Scheme prevents young people engaging in crime and antisocial behaviour.

The Axis Foundation’s donation of £1000 purchased computers and boxing equipment so SADA can continue in this vital work of crime prevention which is proving to be very successful in West Bromwich, West Midlands.

Here SADA has opened the Alpine Gymnasium and Community Centre which runs amateur boxing classes, weight training, cardio sessions and boxercise classes as well as a homework support club. They offer an eight-week boxing course for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Ten of these young people are given the opportunity to be trained in amateur boxing by professional trainers. At the end of the course the youngsters are given an opportunity to see a boxing show and continue with their fitness training.

Young people are referred to SADA by the West Midlands police and youth and probation services. This crime prevention scheme is supported by West Midlands police, Sandwell Council and ex-world boxing champion Ritchie Woodhall.

“The boxing training has helped me to improve as a person and respect my elders. Thank you” – service user

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