Boxing4Life is a grassroots boxing club for 8-18 year olds, based in Leytonstone and active in Waltham Forest. We use non-contact boxing to give young people new physical skills, and to help them develop their social and emotional skills.
Formed in 2009 as a community response to a teenage murder, Boxing4Life was initially financed by the Home Office through the Communities Against Gangs, Guns and Knives Fund. We are a registered charity, supported by organisations like BBC’s Children In Need and The National Lottery.
Tuesday Training Sessions
Every Tuesday during term time
From 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Cann Hall Baptist Church, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, E11 3HY.
Friday Training Sessions
Every Friday during term time
6:00 to 7:30pm for age 8-12 and 7:30 to 9:00pm for ages 13-18 at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, 4 Holloway Road, E11 4LD.
Boxing4Life’s other activities
From outward bound trips to the Lake District to a Coder Dojo, check out our other activities.
ABA Qualified Coaches
We use ABA qualified coaches, led by Peter Akubuko, a learning support assistant and professional boxer.
Life as well as Boxing
Boxing4Life doesn’t just focus on physical skills, but also on emotional and social skills. Mindfulness and Wellbeing are core to our programme.
"a way of getting kids to work together, play games together, look after one another"
Mark Rule, Boxing4Life
"honestly it really is great, they support and treat you like family"
"this is more than just boxing, I'm getting values and morals from coming here"
"it changed my life"
"they were there for me when I needed them"
"it's definitely opening doors for me, and it'll open doors for anyone new who wants to come"
"Boxing4Life is central to this community... it's like an extended family"
John Cryer MP