Vulcan’s women’s project makes national news

December 18, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


Yorkshire club Vulcan Boxing has featured in national newspaper The Times for its work in engaging with female boxers in its local community.

In conjunction with charity Sported, the Hull-based club has been running the Secure Futures programme for young women of all backgrounds as a way of boosting self-esteem and confidence, as well as fitness.

“I was quite frightened of my own shadow. I wouldn’t really speak to anybody,”⁠ said attendee Sophie Eldred-Parkinson, 25-year-old, who has since thrived after previously being in an abusive relationship and suffering with mental health problems.

Vulcan Boxing is part of the Vulcan Centre, a charity that provides sport, recreational activities and study programmes to improve the futures of young people. ⁠

You can read the full article in the Times by clicking here (subscription only).⠀

The boxing club are also operating a food bank programme over Christmas, as they have been throughout the Coronavirus Pa

Find out more about the club here.