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Haringey students benefit from boxing project
3:18pm Thursday 24th January 2013 in Sport
Haringey Sixth Form Centre kicked off the Inspire Boxing project in partnership with ‘Sky Sports Living for Sport’ which aims to improve student’s attendance, punctuality, attitude to learning and confidence.
The project utilises world class athletes who work with Sky Sports or in professional sports to mentor and deliver a series of boxing fitness training sessions to a group of level 2 BTEC students.
The mentor professional boxer Hannah Beharry, one of the top female boxers in the UK, started off the project with a motivational talk and team building exercise.
By using sports stars and a structured training program it is expected that students will experience a boost in health, fitness and motivation that will enable them to improve their punctuality, attendance and attitude to learning.
As well as having a mentor, the students will be coached once a week by Rod Douglas, who is an Olympic and Commonwealth games gold medallist and four-time National Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) winner.
They will visit Rod’s gym, one of only nine boxing gyms in Europe, once a week for training sessions with an opportunity to demonstrate their newly learnt skills in a controlled sparring session at the end of the project.
Haringey Sixth Form Centre is a 16-19 year old educational establishment offering A level and vocational courses.
For more information about the college log on to the website at www.haringey6.ac.uk.