Powerday has worked with the London Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) over the last three years in putting together and rolling out the London ABA’s and Powerday development plan. The intention is to build on the London 2012 Olympic Games, as a catalyst for change and growth in the sport of amateur boxing throughout the capital. In 2015 Powerday launched the Boxers Bursary Scheme where young aspiring boxers with potential could apply for support with the aim of maximising their ability to achieve success at regional, national and international levels.

The first seven recipients of the 2015 award have all demonstrated a high level of performance and indeed exceeded expectations meeting their personal targets and aspirations by achieving success at club, school, regional and national levels. This proven level of achievement for young boxers now means the programme will be extended and new applications are being invited to access these unique bursary awards in 2016. Powerday has extended this innovative programme to support more young people throughout London on the ‘Road to Tokyo’ 2020.

Mick Crossan, Chairman, Powerday commented: “Powerday is based and operates throughout London and we are committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives through our work on a daily basis in the Capital.

“I am very proud that this scheme seeking to help young people has supported them individually to realise their potential, which through their local voluntary clubs provides them with so many positive messages and lessons for life and exceptionally pleased to make the funding available for the unique initiative to continue”.

Keith Walters OBE (Hon. Secretary London ABA and Chairman of England Boxing) added: “Whilst there is a strong support mechanism at the top of high performance in British Sport, it is the small margins that can make the difference to young aspiring boxers, and this scheme has been a success.

“We thank Mick Crossan and Powerday immensely for the previous and future investment into developing our sport and our young athletes who, like James Degale, George Groves, Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams (All London ABA Boxers), can become world class stars”.

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