Blue Glove Boxing Academy

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Colin, a serving Staffordshire Police Officer, who runs the The Blue Glove Boxing Academy.

The boxing gym was set up to provide a safe space for Police Officers, PCSOs, their family and friends to keep in shape. They also have boxing shows and in October 2020 are due to take on forces from around the world including the NYPD.

However, they also go into local schools to run a Uk Boxing Awards programme. The purpose is to teach skills and promote healthy diets and fitness. I think bringing boxing into schools is a superb way to help young people learn self discipline and keep healthy, both physically and mentally.

This is another example of superb community engagement and exactly the type of projects that the Home Secretary, Priti Patel, would support.