It’s been a busy time for Market Drayton Boxing after the club has secured investment from Maverick Stars Trust to deliver an after-school project alongside the town’s Grove School in Market Drayton itself.
Improving School attendance and behaviour
Shropshire-based club Market Drayton Boxing has been able to deliver some boxing sessions to youngsters that have really made a difference.
Chris Blasé, the lead coach at club, was approached by the school to deliver a programme to seven to 11-year-olds as some similar activity for their pupils had shown very good results in terms of attendance and behaviour.
Crucial Maverick funding
Unfortunately, the school did not have any funds available to facilitate the running of the activity but Maverick Stars Trust, via England Boxing’s Club Support Officer Mick Maguire, stepped in to ensure the project went ahead.
Blasé added: “Mick very kindly helped us with our application and the planning of the programme delivery of the programme, but Maverick were brilliant and came through with a grant, without which we wouldn’t have been able to do this work with the kids.
More than 40 children have taken part
“Several of the group are now registered with England Boxing to compete and indeed one of our youngsters recently took part in his first skills bout and loved every second of it.
“With over 40 young people taking part we are delighted with the programme so far.
The pictures show some of the members of the group training at the boxing club and the whole group taking part in the programme on the Sports Field.
More on the Maverick Stars Trust
You can read more about the Maverick Stars Trust and their project alongside England Boxing here.