our community

LCB is working tirelessly to embed a sustainable, community-led charity that delivers our mission and vision for the long term.

Over the past four years we have actively engaged with over 5,000 people across South London, a vast majority of whom were previously inactive, marginalised or excluded members of their community.

We believe that we do offer something for everyone, with no exception!

Grant funding helps us to provide outreach activities to venues and participants on either a free-of-charge basis or heavily subsidised: see below for more details.

Our gym, with disabled access, also offers a range of affordable memberships, pay-as-you-go options, concessionary rates and suggested-donation-only community classes. This enables us to offer social, sporting and recreational choices to everyone we engage via our outreach programme. We encourage participants to head down to Peckham and continue their training in whatever form they wish … and with our LCB mini bus, can offer transport and support on their first trip.

FUTURE PROGRAMMES

We are currently working hard to develop partnerships and programmes for the short and longer-term future. Our focus is to encourage participation (both initial engagement, and lifetime habits) in healthy activity, with the following priority groups:

  • Those with disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health issues
  • Older people
  • Women: in particular those aged over 40 and single mothers
  • Youth: in particular those who are looked after, in care or making a transition towards independent living, as well as those at risk of exclusion , offending or re-offending
  • A special focus of our youth programmes is to offer appropriate exit pathways and incentives, through the offer of volunteering, training or employment and competitive opportunities in the sport.

CURRENT PROGRAMMES

The Rockbourne Centre

We hold a weekly boxing class for young people with physical and learning difficulties at this centre in Lewisham

In Your Corner

In partnership with an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, we have developed a pilot programme, run at the LCB gym, for young people on the edge of care with mental health issues. Boxing is used to enhance emotion regulation skills and emotional wellbeing

30-Week Programmes (3 blocks of 10 weeks)

This programme is designed to teach the boxing basics, whilst incentivising and rewarding all aspects of personal development including cooperation, teamwork and leadership

We run these sessions at Norbury Manor Business Enterprise for Girls, and Thomas Moore Catholic School, engaging different groups of students in each of the blocks

With thanks to the Crystal Palace Football Foundation, whose support makes this possible

Harris Federation of Schools Satellite Club

This is an after-school boxing class at LCB for any and all Harris students, for the cost of just £1 – funded by London Sport

PAST PROGRAMMES

These have included:

  • Programmes for girls and young women run at The Bridge Charity and at three Harris Academies in local boroughs
  • Under the Mayor’s Sports Participation Programme, non-contact boxing training at third-party venues in five different London boroughs over two years
  • A series of events using our mobile boxing arena to reach individuals and groups otherwise unable to access facilities for social and sporting involvement

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF LCB’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA INFO@LCB.CO USING THE HEADING OUTREACH ENQUIRY

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