Boxing requires Disciple, Respect, and Courage (the motto on the wall of our gym) as well as focus. It is a sport that anyone can participate in regardless of race, creed, gender, social or economic status.
Moss Side’s youth face unique issues – territorial constrains, gang membership from an early age, fear of mistaken identity which can, in the worst case, prove to be fatal. By having the gym on the fire station and utilising our highly experienced coaches such as Nigel Travis, Kelvyn Travis, Bash Khaliq and Michelle Grizzle we intend to provide a positive influence to these groups through the discipline of boxing. Boxing increases self-esteem, and can increase the respect that an individual gets from their peer group.
Although our project is a grass root initiative it is fully supported by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is fully supportive of the work hat goes on in the boxing club. We are very supported off our senior management as well as the combined Authority. The fire service provides support in governance and health and safety matters including risk assessments and training.