London Community Boxing (LCB) is a charity founded on a firm belief in the power of sport as a vehicle for personal development and social cohesion.
Offering inclusive access to boxing in all its forms, we aim to encourage sustainable participation in sport. We believe that the benefits can enhance any community through common interest whilst building confidence, discipline and life skills.
The role of sport in nurturing both physical and emotional health has long been recognised; more recently the therapeutic nature of boxing training has been reappraised as a strong route to individual and collective development. In addition, the evidence is overwhelming that boxing is particularly powerful in engaging the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society, and in reducing crime and reoffending.
LCB is building on this, as we are developing our enterprise to become a vibrant charity for all members of the community welcoming everyone, and offering involvement and participation in boxing in its many recreational and sporting forms.
Our team are the greatest asset of LCB. We spend a huge amount of time making sure that we have the right people in place to support our activities through the right training and motivation. It’s important that our team share the vision of LCB and that they too have the same sense of belonging and ownership.
A Board of Trustees is the governing body of a charity. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of an organisation, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up.
Madeleine has recently joined the LCB board in 2018
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Madeleine has recently joined the LCB board in 2018 and currently works for the charity Charterhouse in Southwark running the day to day operations of the Trust.
She has lived in Southwark for nearly 20 years and for many years worked in design. In 2015 she completed a degree in Social Work at London Southbank University.
Leigh Bruce is a founder and Executive Chairman of London Community Boxing.
Leigh Bruce is a founder and Executive Chairman of London Community Boxing. Prior to assuming his current role on a full-time basis, he was a managing director of corporate communications in the financial services industry, an independent consultant in strategic communications, and an editor and journalist.
Bevis joined the LCB Board on 14th March 2016. He has massive experience in the sport of boxing, from grass roots to elite level.
Bevis joined the LCB Board on 14th March 2016. He has massive experience in the sport of boxing, from grass roots to elite level. In his present role as Boxing Development Officer for London Sport he works to increase active participation across London, with a particular focus on club development. Bevis is a former amateur boxer and coach, and current professional trainer. He brings to LCB a depth of passion combined with an expert background in project management and business development.
Sol is a founding director of LCB and currently serves as a Trustee.
Sol is a founding director of LCB and currently serves as a Trustee. He has a background working as a software development expert for global finance and pharmaceutical companies, and currently runs his own technology company. He is also an England Boxing regional referee and judge.
David joined the LCB Board of Trustees on 27th March 2014.
David joined the LCB Board of Trustees on 27th March 2014. He was appointed Deputy Chairman on 7th March 2016. He is the Executive Director, Corporate Services for the Peabody Housing Association. Prior to this he worked at Barclays Bank, where he held several senior posts including Small Business Banking Director and Chief Operating Officer for the marketing and communications functions worldwide. David has extensive experience in strategic change management and organisational development.
The management team is responsible to the Board. It develops the strategy and plans for the organisation for approval by the Board, and is accountable for all aspects of execution. The management team is made of those listed below and is led by Leigh Bruce – Executive Chairman (see above).
Chris has a vast amount of experience in the fitness / boxing / coaching industry spanning over 5 years.
And it’s that experience that has taught him that with self-discipline and dedication you can achieve the results that you want. His style and methods are designed to build on confidence and to make training enjoyable for everyone.
Whether you are looking to decrease in your body fat percentage, tone up or improve on your overall cardiovascular fitness then Chris is the ideal coach.
His techniques involve core functioning exercises, strength and conditioning and fitness based exercises, mixed with working on the pads. These provide great stress relief, improve self-confidence and help to build a stronger heart which will enable you to progress confidently with clear set goals and tailored exercise to help keep you on track in order for you to achieve.
LCB’s coaching team delivers all our activities, from boxing fitness classes and outreach into schools, community centres, youth clubs and other venues, to classes and personal training sessions, as well as coaching our competitive amateur boxing squads.