The summer saw something new at St Francis Centre in Woodgate Valley- yup, you guessed it, Boxing!!
The scheme went very well and the kids really enjoyed their time there, learning the basics of boxing and playing games. The success of the project is in no small way down to the enthusiasm of the coach, James Lawlor whose relationship with the kids was fantastic and it really helped to make the programme a big success. The hope for the future is to have an 'after school club' at the centre and forge club links with local amateur boxing club, Rubery ABC. Woodgate valley is a deprived area and just the sort of place boxing can really do some good in the community beyond the 'normal' bounderies of sport.