London Boxing and The Powerday Foundation Launch Women and Girls Development Project


London, April 14, 2024 – London Boxing, the leading authority for amateur boxing in the capital, and The Powerday Foundation, the charitable arm of Powerday PLC, proudly announces the launch of the “London Boxing Women and Girls Development Project.”

This initiative aims to transform the landscape of women’s boxing, fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and excellence for females across Greater London.

The project’s primary focus is to address the need for increased opportunities and engagement for women and girls in the sport of boxing. Despite some progress in certain clubs, there remains a significant gap in access and participation levels for females, both recreationally and competitively. London Boxing is committed to bridging this gap and creating a more accessible ecosystem for female boxers of all ages.

“We’ve seen a growing demand from our female stakeholders for more opportunities to participate in boxing,” said Lenny Hagland, Chairman at London Boxing. “With this project, we’re taking proactive steps to elevate women’s boxing across the capital.”

The project’s goals are ambitious yet achievable, aiming to engage over 240 new females in the sport and provide them with competitive opportunities over the course of 12 months.

Through a series of “This Girl Can” events held in six different locations across London, participants will have access to both recreational and competitive avenues tailored exclusively for women and girls. The first session was held on Sunday 14th April at Islington Boxing club for free to females aged 10 to 40.

Participants of the first session of the Powerday Foundation and London Boxing 'Women and Girls Development at Islington Boxing Club on Sunday 14th April 2024.
The first session held on Sunday 14th April at Islington Boxing club

“We’re not just aiming for participation; we’re aiming for excellence,” added Bill Cox of The Powerday Foundation. “By providing high-quality coaching, mentorship, and competitive opportunities, we’re empowering the next generation of female boxers to reach their full potential.”

The project’s approach is multifaceted, combining competitive events with pre-event taster sessions led by female coaches. These sessions will not only introduce newcomers to the sport but also remove barriers to entry by providing free access to those from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.

Participants of the first session of the Powerday Foundation and London Boxing 'Women and Girls Development at Islington Boxing Club on Sunday 14th April 2024.
Participants at Islington Boxing Club

To ensure the success of the project, The Powerday Foundation obtained funding, both internal and external, to cover essential resources such as venue hire, equipment, medical support, and marketing. With this support, the project aims to deliver a transformative experience for women and girls, opening doors to sustained participation and progression within the sport.

The next session will at held on Sunday 28th April from 11am to 1pm to females aged 10 to 40 at All Starts Boxing Club (576 Harrow Road, London, W10 4NJ). For more information about the London Boxing Women and Girls Development Project and how to get involved, contact londonboxing@gmail.com.

About London Boxing:
London Boxing is the leading authority for amateur boxing in Greater London, representing over 100 clubs and promoting the sport’s growth, inclusivity, and excellence across the capital.

About The Powerday Foundation

The Powerday Foundation was established out of the Powerday Development Programme which was set up to provide support and funding to local sporting organisations and individuals in London. In the last 10 years, we have sourced and invested over £14.5 million into London clubs in hard-to-reach areas, helping over 80 estate-based boxing venues, enabling volunteers to do more in better facilities and also increased levels of equipment.  This has had a positive impact on 20,000 participants in the most marginalised and socio-economically challenged areas of London.


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