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- 14 August 2013 00:00
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South London charity Carney’s Community is celebrating the achievements of its volunteer coaches who have successfully delivered a summer scheme at the amateur boxing club Fitzroy Lodge ABC.
The CSR initiative, which has been rolled out by the South London Procurement Network (SLPN) funded the training of six Carney’s Community volunteer coaches.
The training allowed them to deliver a boxing fitness training programme for 20 young people for two hours a day, three days a week.
This process helped the volunteer coaches to develop transferable skills such as discipline and communication, helping them to enter the local job market.
In addition, the young people who engaged in the project gained improved fitness and knowledge of the sport of boxing, including the focus on discipline, control of emotions and the honor code of the sport.
"These participants have really excelled through the training given by the volunteers, and it has been fantastic to see their commitment and dedication,” said the manager of Carney’s Community George Turner.
"They have learnt so many skills through this summer scheme that they can now take to employers in the local area.
"We are also thrilled to see that 3 of the volunteer coaches have already managed to gain paid employment since starting the project”
The SLPN was set up by Shell Centre developers Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group last year to boost business for companies located in South London.
Alexandra Webb, Procurement Network Manager at SLPN, has praised the success of the boxing project.
"We were delighted to join together with Carney’s Community and Fitzroy Lodge ABC to implement this training programme,” said Webb.
"It has helped many local young people and is something that we hope to be able to do more of in the future.
"We are committed to promoting the skills of young people such as these participants to local SMEs for potential job opportunities.”