Our Mission

Box4Life 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 alongside others doing the same thing.

Formed in 2009 as a community response to a teenage murder, Box4Life was initially financed by the Home Office through the Communities Against Gangs, Guns and Knives Fund.


Box4Life Core Values

Fun – if it’s not fun they won’t come

Fitness – exercises + games + boxing

Focus – boxing develops inner resources

Family – respect, warmth, tolerance, support

Box4Life Strategy

Boxing is a hook – to growth & resilience

Extended family atmosphere – an antidote to gang culture from age 8 onwards

Home-grown coaches – each one teach one

Link grassroots to mainstream as a joint effort

Build add-ons and wrap-around support