About Boxing Futures

Why we exist, what we do and how you can help

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Positive Proven Impact

Boxing Futures is a dynamic charity which works to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of disadvantaged young people. We empower young people by building positive relationships, developing core soft skills and increasing confidence and motivation.

Our proven, positive impact provides a springboard to re-engage with education, volunteering and employment opportunities.

READ ABOUT OUR PROJECTS

We exist to remove barriers to young people living full and happy lives.

PROBLEMS WE AIM TO FIX

Boxing Futures exists to remove the barriers to young people living full and happy lives.

Isolation

When young people become excluded and disconnected from their communities it can cause a downward spiral of isolation and loneliness which is hard to get out of without the right support.

Inequality

There is a gap between young adults who have access to opportunities in life and those who don’t. This is compounded in many areas of life including vocational training and routes to employment.

Poor Mental Health

Isolation and inequality can take a huge toll on people’s mental health and they are often disempowered to access the resources and support they need to develop resilience and effective coping strategies.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the life chances of socially and economically disadvantaged people and those at risk of involvement in criminality through non-contact boxing, with a particular focus on enhancing individuals’ physical health and mental wellbeing and positively reconnecting them into their communities.

Our Aims

To combat loneliness and build relationships amongst socially isolated individuals.

To improve physical & mental health fitness via accessible, non-contact boxing & sport programmes.

To increase positive social connectedness and community involvement.

To strengthening personal autonomy, resilience, and self-belief.

To improve educational outcomes through alternative education provision.

WHO DO WE HELP?

With your support, this is the difference we’re making in young people’s lives.

Rosie's story

Rosie has a lot more confidence. She used to feel she had nothing to look forward to. At school she often messed around in class and lost interest very quickly. She thought she had no one...
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Karim's story

Karim completed his bronze Boxercise award. Before Boxing Through Brothers, Karim rarely left his house; he felt intimidated by the outside world and was unable to maintain friendships...
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Maria's story

People tell Maria they’ve noticed a change in her. At 13 she began to struggle at school; fighting and playing truant. At 14 she was expelled and sent to a behavioural unit. Maria continued to fight...
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EVOLVING OUR WORK

Real results of our positive impact.

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of males feel working with us has improved their social support network
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of all young people we have worked alongside report an improvement in their mental wellbeing
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of females we have worked with report reduced feelings of loneliness

OUR LOCATIONS

We aim to make a real impact in the communities we work in.

London

Our London based peripatetic team, work across the city delivering services wherever we are needed. This includes psychiatric secure units; community mental health deliveries; schools and community group provisions.

Contact

Tel: 020 3031 6439
Email: londonprogs@boxing-
futures.org.uk

Peterborough

In Peterborough, our team not only deliver services to the YOT, schools and community groups throughout the region, but deliver the successful ‘Brothers Through Boxing’ and ‘Sisters Through Boxing’ intensive group work.

Contact

Tel: 020 3031 6439
Email: peterboroughprogs@boxing-futures.org.uk

Cambridge

In Cambridge, our team not only deliver services to the YOT, schools and community groups throughout the region, but deliver the successful ‘Brothers Through Boxing’ and ‘Sisters Through Boxing’ intensive group work.

Contact

Tel: 020 3031 6439
Email: cambridgeprogs@boxing-futures.org.uk

‘We’ve dedicated our careers to helping young people be their best.’

Team Boxing Futures

MEET THE TEAM

Our leadership team and our coaches are committed to fighting for young people’s futures.

Anthony York

Founder & CEO

Anthony York founded Boxing Futures in 2013, to provide an alternative outlet to young people involved, or at risk of becoming involved, in the youth justice system. He believes improving physical and mental wellbeing improves young people’s ability to address obstacles they face in life and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Shelly Carter

Director of Operations

With twenty years’ third sector experience, principally in youth focused provisions, Shelly is practiced in contract implementation, management and motivation of a diverse range of services. She is a strong advocate of continuous improvement, development and achieving needs-led delivery that is genuinely impactful.

Adam Janocka

Head of Fundraising

Working alongside his colleagues Adam has ensured the charity has been able to successfully diversify funding streams over the last 3 years. This has led to Boxing Futures being able to sustain and develop existing programmes, whilst supporting the ever-growing number of young people the charity works with on a yearly basis.

MEET TEAM BOXING FUTURES

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

Together we’re giving young people a better future.


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