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Free Boxing Sessions for Colchester Young People

Colchester Borough Homes are launching a free boxing initiative for local young people.

The project, called ‘Box Smart,’ aims to provide young people with a positive outlook, increasing their confidence through being active and using qualified coaches as positive, local role models.

Weekly boxing sessions will be held to encourage 12-16 year olds, who might be vulnerable to the dangers of County Lines and knife crime, to try something new.

The sessions will start from 14 October 2019 in St Anne’s and 17 October 2019 in Greenstead and will run for 10 weeks.

Colchester Borough Homes Chief Executive Gareth Mitchell said: “The ‘Box Smart’ project is a really exciting initiative, which is set to create a real positive focus for young people.

“Box Smart” is part of our community plan work to make a positive impact in our local communities. So, if you’re between 12 and 16 years old and like the sound of this, or if you know someone who might benefit from being part of the project, please get in touch to book a space.”

There are still spaces available to join the sessions. If you know a young person who would like to take part, please contact Colchester Borough Homes Resident Insight and Engagement Officer Mark Healy on 03300 538022, or email to find out more details and to book your space now.