BoxWise is the flagship initiative of the Nick Maughan Foundation. Working to empower disadvantaged young people through sport, BoxWise is a non-profit social enterprise that helps vulnerable young people build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities around them.
Delivered entirely by accredited England Boxing coaches, BoxWise’s free 10-week programme offers young people a safe and controlled environment to channel their energies, whilst also giving youngsters respite from any difficulties at home and a free hot meal at every session.
BoxWise’s programme offers more than just an opportunity to practice boxing. Indeed, it helps young people develop six core values: purpose, adaptability, imagination, discipline, emotional control, and teamwork. BoxWise believes that helping young people apply these values outside of the ring will set them up for future success.
In addition to equipping young people with life-long skills, BoxWise also offers practical advice and progression routes to help its graduates enter employment or further education. Following one-to-one mentoring sessions, BoxWise’s previous graduates have gone on to complete vocational courses in Personal Training, catering, boxing coaching and many more subjects.
BoxWise is supported by a stellar team of Brand Ambassadors and Advisory Board members. These include professional boxers Hannah Rankin, Lawrence Okolie, Joshua Buatsi, and Anthony Crolla as well as the entrepreneur Ayo Gordon.
BoxWise began with five venues across London and the non-profit has since gone national with over thirty venues including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, East Middlesbrough, and Telford, as well as disability boxing centres in Manchester, Pembrokeshire, and Sheffield.
BoxWise works closely with police and social services in many areas for referral of those most at risk. With youth services suffering a 70% funding cut over the past decade, BoxWise cannot operate at a more critical time.
We are proud to have recently expanded into Ireland and South Africa, with Uganda coming soon.