Wimborne Boxing Club in a Not For Profit Sports Club affiliated with England Boxing and after spending a lot of money to make sure we were COVID safe and ready to open after Lockdown 1.0, we've now had to shut again due to Loacdown 2.0.
Wimborne Boxing Club provides a safe place for juniors and seniors to train, build their confidence, build their self-esteem, and make new friends. The club is literally like a second home to most with everyone being like a second family and having spoken to most members during the current lockdown, one thing is clear, they NEED the club in their lives. Whether this is for an outlet, a break from a stressful life, to talk, to have fun, to feel like part of a team, or one of a number of other reasons, the club is more than a building with 4 walls.
Wimborne Boxing Club is also responsible for running Free Boxing Classes within 4 local schools that enable easier access to the sport for younger people. Since starting these sessions we have seen a number of these students move on to boxing outside of school hours as a recognised club, which has been very rewarding to see.
We also run a Girls In Gloves program with 2 main aims
1 - Increase Opportunities for girls currently in the sport
2 - Increase female participation within Boxing
This very program saw 2 girls that started boxing at school, go on to compete and win Gold Medals in Sweden. Neither of these females would have ever tried Boxing if it wasn't for our Girls In Gloves School project.
The boxing club is now a huge part of the community, helping the council and the police as well as offering work experience and apprenticeships.
We also help to develop life skills, improve mental health, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, develop employability skills, and build stronger communities.
The plan is to use the money to help pay the bills that continue to be charged to the club even though we are closed so that as soon as we are able, we can open the doors and restart all our projects and continue to improve everyone's Physical and mental health, which couldn't be any more needed right now.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.