My Name is Sam Nankani Founder of Thai Boxing Community Centre established in 2009.
Our charity's aim is to positively serve the community by improving the health , fitness and self confidence of disadvantaged people.
Since 2009 we have been reaching out to our community through a number of projects which have all been successful . Our community centre has become a second home, a hub and a sanctuary to many.
We are extremely proud of how a lot of our young people who have walked through our doors have grown up to contribute positively to society. Many of whom are now mothers and fathers themselves holding good jobs as well as many still being actively involved in our community centre as volunteers.
Some of our members through our projects have stayed on to become active competitive fighters representing Great Britain in National, International, European and World Championships as well as some becoming professional fighters. Our community centre has paved a way to give many a career path which some may not have had.
We are proud to see many lives change for the better with many making a complete turnaround having come from difficult backgrounds such as x- offending.
The Covid 19 Pandemic in 2020 continues to affect our communities and everyone in the country.
Our vision is to provide sports and exercise through the use of thaiboxing, fitness and self defence classes on a regular basis from weekly online sessions to park sessions and indoor sessions where applicable.
Some of the sessions we have run and will look to continue to run are listed below:
* Lockdown online fitness and exercise classes for all age groups
*Online Thai Fitness Exercise for women only 18-60yrs run by female instructor
* Online Self Defence Classes for young women 11-17yrs & mothers run by head coach & female instructor
*Mother and daughter only Thai boxing, fitness and stretching classes run by female instructor held at community centre
*Father and sons only Thai boxing, fitness and stretching classes run by male instructor held at community centre,
*Youth Club sessions for both boys and girls held at community centre
* Park Thai boxing, fitness and self defence sessions for young boys and girls 11-17yrs.
We believe a strong mind and a healthy body is what is needed in the fight against Covid 19 and the only way to do that is to stay active and stay positive.
These are unprecedented times but together, we are stronger, and the response is coming from communities across the country.
Volunteer groups are springing up to tackle the logistical problems faced in our communities – but they need urgent support.
Funding will support our team of volunteer's to continue to run our activities for the community in 2021 on a regular basis as well as contribute to our operational cost. In view of current pandemic and having to operate from a smaller premises we are looking to move into a bigger premises or expand our current space. Funding will enable us to provide multiple classes which will support the provision of activities to all age groups more efficiently.
We are extremely proud of all our projects so far. Our online classes, park sessions as well as indoor sessions continues to grow and with your support with funding we will be able to move forward in engaging with a lot more people on a weekly basis from the community.