At SweetScience we have been working in partnership with hundreds of school across the country since 2007, in that time we have inspired, educated and motivated thousands of young people. Our coaches use boxing training to get our students attention and respect then direct them to use the discipline required in the class room and their lives with our responsible non contact program.
It has never been just about boxing at SweetScience as we use our program as a Trojan Horse to teach young people life lessons and social and moral guidelines, discussing local and national issues such as gang culture and knife crime to body language and manners right through to healthy living and nutrition.
As well as working in schools from primary to secondary we have worked extensively with the BBC YourGame project bringing sports open days to Birmingham, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Manchester. We have worked alongside the Beat Bullying foundation, the NHS and with CenterPoint homeless charity and Greenhouse. From young people who have excess energy that needs channelling to students that lack confidence the results SweetScience have attained have been voiced by Head’s, Teacher’s, pupils and parents.
With Team GB’S inspirational showing at the London Olympics we are proud to announce Olympic Heavyweight Gold Medallist, Antony Joshua (below) as our Ambassador. As he only laced on a pair of gloves for the first time 3 years ago it highlights the fact that there is great talent out there that needs to be uncovered and nurtured and SweetScience can provide the pathways to help this happen.
We make our program accessible to all including those that do not normally take part in sport and as Katie Taylor and Nicola Adams showed at 2012, boxing is no longer exclusively a man’s domain.