Sandwell Asian Development Association (SADA) stops young people from engaging in crime and antisocial behaviour. Axis Foundation donates £1000 to purchase computer and boxing equipment.
West Midlands Police, local youth services and the probation service refer young people to SADA. The Inner City Boxing Scheme, based in West Bromwich, W Midlands, runs an eight-week course for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Professional experts help ten young people train in amateur boxing. At the end of the course the youngsters get to see a boxing show and continue with their fitness training with experts.
SADA also runs amateur boxing classes, weight training, cardio sessions and boxercise classes as well as a homework support club. . Ex-world boxing champion Ritchie Woodhall supports the organisation in their great work with young people.
Commenting on the success of SADA, a service user said: “The boxing training has helped me to improve as a person and respect my elders. Thank you.”