Ten aspiring boxers awarded Powerday athlete bursaries
Ten aspiring champion boxers from across London today received Powerday’s latest athlete bursaries to help them achieve their sporting potential.
Powerday’s scheme was launched in 2015 to assist aspiring amateur boxers from across London to achieve their potential at regional, national and international levels. Since then, the leading London recycling and waste management company has awarded over 50 bursaries in what is the only commercial bursary scheme of its kind, with previous recipients include Tokyo 2021 Olympic Bronze medallist Caroline Dubois.
This year’s ten recipients, from clubs all across London, were presented with their bursaries at Powerday Hooks Boxing Club in Ealing. The event was attended by former WBA World Bantamweight Champion Shannon Courtney and British Middleweight Champion, Denzel Bentley providing inspiration to the next generation of British champions.
Last week, Powerday launched their second Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto, with an objective to help 2,500 young Londoner’s this year as well as increase their bursary award scheme after 2 years of covid putting a pause to the annual programme.
Mick Crossan, Chairman, Powerday says: “Congratulations to all our latest bursary recipients. Powerday is committed to supporting our local communities and having a positive impact on people’s lives, we are proud to recognise and support the next generation of London boxing talent and wish you all every success for the future.”.
Lenny Hagland, Chairman, London Boxing welcomed the awards: “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. This scheme will offer some essential funding to help these athletes fulfil their potential and achieve international standards. We thank Mick and Edward Crossan of Powerday for this unique investment into our young athletes and also their continued support through the Powerday Foundation.”
Powerday has been working with London Boxing since 2011 as part of their programme to create a legacy to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Since then, they have supported over 70 clubs and attracted over £14million in investment into the sport, facilities and communities across London, whilst also offering access to the social, health and mental wellbeing opportunities that sport offers to all ages, genders and abilities. Powerday’s work in this area, through Powerday Foundation and in partnership with London Boxing, is a key part of the company’s Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto and commitment to use their sustained growth to support the health and wellbeing of their local communities, and particularly young Londoners, through sport, education, employment and other opportunities.