It has never been just about boxing at SweetScience. We use our programme as a Trojan Horse to teach young people life lessons along with 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've worked extensively with the BBC YourGame project bringing sports open days to many areas in the UK. We have worked alongside the Beat Bullying Foundation, the NHS, with CentrePoint 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 as our Ambassador. As he only laced on a pair of gloves for the first time a few years ago, it highlights the fact that there is great talent out there that needs to be uncovered and nurtured. SweetScience can provide the pathways to help this happen. As Katie Taylor, Clarissa Shields and Nicola Adams are proving to us, boxing is no longer exclusively a man’s domain.
We make our programme accessible to all, including those that do not normally take part in sport.
with Claire Aves
SweetScience are able to offer students the opportunity to have a Motivational Boxing Mentoring session with Channel 4's "Who Dares Wins" finalist, Claire Aves.
We are very happy to have Claire working with SweetScience as
her life experiences and positive attitude are infectious and incredibly beneficial to all the young people
she works with.
with Frank E Finn
Frank boxed as an amateur for 12 years; he competed in 80 bouts and was captain of his club and London Regional Squad; representing his country in UK and abroad.
Frank's love of boxing led him to qualify as a boxing coach, referee and judge. Frank coaches boxing in seven schools (including three classes for children with disabilities). He volunteers three nights a week at his local boxing club.
with Natasha Patterson
Natasha is Head Amateur Boxing Coach and Youth Worker. Her lifelong desire to coach and to work with young people led her to pursue a Head Coach license in amateur boxing. Natasha became an official Judge and qualified as a referee in February 2023. She has led multiple competitions and training around the UK to support and inspire young people in boxing. Natasha is also a qualified Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant Level 3.
with Matt Hake
Matt is a BBB of C licensed Professional Coach.
He is an England Amateur Level 2 coach. Matt provides
1-2-1 boxing training, group classes and is a very popular coach with the SweetScience students.
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“SweetScience has created a Boxing Programme of the highest quality. The effect this programme has on young people cannot be under-estimated as it develops their self-esteem, focuses their self-discipline and promotes a life long active healthy lifestyle. This programme should be a pre-requisite for every young person in education.”
Mr Tom Smith - Head of PE Christ's School, Richmond Upon Thames