England Boxing has launched a new project for veterans and Shaun Weeks of Sturminster Newton Boxing Gym has landed one of just 10 coveted places in the country on the scheme. He will be providing the fully-funded 12-month journey for local veterans, providing not just boxing but also space to rekindle the bond they miss after leaving The Forces.
The sport of boxing and life in the Forces share many qualities – you need courage, discipline, respect, a good work ethic and high fitness levels to do either.
Shaun says veterans in the local area or beyond are welcome to attend the 46 week programme – each session will be 90 minutes long, including an hour of training followed by 30 minutes socialising over a cup of tea or coffee. The project will enable all participants to build on their health and fitness while also working on their wellbeing.
There are 20 places available on the Veterans Project in Stur – its totally free of charge.
If you, or someone you know may be interested in the project please do contact Shaun on 07817 243101 for more info.
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