Billy the Boxer at Forging Futures

Learning doesn’t just take place in a classroom – part of building successful and confident people is supporting soft skills too. That is why EN:Able Communities is excited to partner with LB & Co to provide enrichment for learners at CEG’s Forging Futures Campus.

Billy the Boxer Teaches Life Skills Through Boxing at the Forging Futures Campus

Specialist planning and highways law practice, LB & Co, have entered into a partnership with EN:Able Communities to provide enrichment activities that support trainees on the Introduction to Construction courses being run at CEG’s Forging Futures Campus. Billy the Boxer, a well-known local boxing trainer, will run the activities, which are designed to provide skill development and therapy through boxing.

LB & Co have donated £5000 to run four boxing training courses in 2019/20, and are looking to donate the same again in the following financial year.

The first of these enrichment days was run in July 2020 for a cohort of 15 learners: and it was a great success! In addition to supporting the young people with their physical and mental health, the activities also build self-confidence and provide a mechanism for anger management so that they develop the right behaviours to bring to the workplace.

You can find about more about the Forging Futures Campus at Kirkstall Forge here.


How many people will this training reach?

Over 2019/20, it is hoped that these boxing courses will help around 60 young people in Leeds with their personal development.



What is the Forging Futures Campus?

The Forging Futures Campus is a skills centre that provides vocational training, site visits and work experience for students, local people and young people not in education, employment or training.


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Written by Natalie Irving