The Group's next meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April between 10.00 - 11.00.
The meeting will focus on positive examples of boxing helping young people in deprived communities affected by crime, violence and social exclusion. There are numerous boxing charities and organisations that provide systems of support and mentoring for children and young adults who are at risk of falling into crime and gang culture - this meeting seeks to explore why and how boxing is successful in helping to combat anti-social behavioural problems in young people from deprived communities.
With a current DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the social impact of participation in culture and sport, we think that it is the perfect opportunity to bring interested stakeholders together to discuss and examine:
- How boxing programmes can demonstrate positive social impact with regard to crime reduction, social mobility, education, community engagement and diversity?
- What are the examples of best practice, and how can these be shared effectively?
- What can policymakers do to facilitate and promote boxing programmes that are effective in helping children and young people at risk from crime, violence and social exclusion?
The meeting will include opening presentations from two members of the APPG running charities that use boxing programmes to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, followed by a panel response and an open discussion with members of the audience.
- Angela Gault - Head of Operations and Development, Boxing Futures
- Martin Bisp - Founder, Empire Fighting Chance
- Anna Cain - Principal, The Boxing Academy
- Dr Deborah Jump - Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP - Shadow Sports Minister
- Alex LeVey - Centre for Social Justice
If you would like to attend the meeting, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07557 547 490 for more information.