How boxing, martial arts and fitness can help marginalised young people

This is the title of the presentation given by Rebecca Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Fight 4 Change Foundation at Sport for Social Good – the new strategy for sport in England on 5th July 2016 at Britannia Stadium, Stoke City FC.

Fight 4 Change works across London and Kent delivering gang intervention programmes and personal development plans for participants, multi-sports programmes, female only programmes and programme specifically targeting mental wellbeing and physical health. All programmes using sport as a hook for social change and social good.

Fight for Change is also now a National Open College Network accredited centre and design their own course that fit alongside their programmes. These courses help progress young people onto broader outcomes producing active citizens, volunteers, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

Rebecca’s presentation will cover the journey from setting up the charity in 2009 to run programmes that use boxing as the hook to attract marginalised young men and mentors them to become positive members of society.

Rebecca, with a degree in business from Greenwich University, became at 27 the world under-57kg Thai Boxing champion and was also UK amateur boxing champion. She was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year Honours List for services to community sport.

This conference will bring everybody together

Real stories and successes to be told, lessons to be learnt,
ideas and experiences to be shared

Delegates will come from community sports clubs, governing bodies of sport, local authorities, community sports trusts at our professional and semi-pro clubs, informal sports providers, community sports enterprises, community groups and other community sports providers and community organisations.

Sports Marketing Network, 5 Station Terrace, Boroughbridge,
YO51 9BU or email Tel 01423 326 660

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