2020 GSK IMPACT Awards: Empire Fighting Chance

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  • Posted:Monday 30 November 2020

Empire Fighting Chance works with vulnerable young people, including those who have been excluded from school, involved in crime or are experiencing mental health issues. Based in the Bristol Boxing Gym, it uses non-contact boxing to provide a range of services like mentoring, education, therapy and career support. Coaches provide psychological support and practical advice. 

'Empire Fighting Chance is a wonderful example of sport for change at its very best. We were particularly struck by the range of services it provides, offering a comprehensive support network for young people that extends far beyond non-contact boxing to help people overcome the challenges of poverty, poor housing and unemployment. It provides great mental health support and helps young people achieve their potential through education, training and employment, including partnering with local businesses to enable young people to enter the world of work.'

GSK IMPACT Awards judging panel