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Carney's Coaches

Taught by the best

Carney’s Coaches have all shown an exceptional level of commitment in setting up their social enterprise and also in helping to the local community.

Carney’s Coaches have been taught to box by coaches at the historic Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club in Lambeth – home to many local, national and World Champions. Our coaches have furthered their knowledge by completing Level 2 and 3 gym Instructor Courses and constantly seek to advance their sporting education by keeping up with the latest training trends and inventing many of their own.

Our background

Carney’s Coaches is a social enterprise that has grown out of the Battersea based Charity Carney’s Community. The charity was set up in memory of a local community hero, Mick Carney MBE, who turned around many lives through boxing. Having worked with both George Turner, an experienced youth worker and Mark Reigate, a trained boxing coach (who Mick and boxing had saved from a life of crime), Mick had the idea of a project which used boxing to engage disadvantaged young people, combined with mentoring, to support young people to become ‘the best they can be’ in all areas of life. George and Mark had started putting the idea into action on a small scale, when Mick passed away in 2011. George and Mark then decided to make the project official and named the charity Carney’s Community to carry on Mick’s legacy.

Several of our beneficiaries, who had all positively engaged with Carney’s Community and were committed to turning their lives around, were struggling to find work. With funding and mentoring support from Carney’s Community, our participants trained as boxing coaches and earned Boxing Tutor Awards and / or the Junior Boxing Organiser Award qualifications. Whilst managed and overseen by Carney’s Community staff, the coaches now take the lead in creating lesson plans, recruiting participants and delivering boxing sessions. Naturally this has progressed and a social enterprise was created through the help and commitment of these individuals. They now run several sessions a week on a regular basis and have worked up a list of happy clients who they train on a personal or group level. By attending these sessions’ people are not just improving their personal health and fitness but they are helping to break down barriers, aid social cohesion and improve the local community.

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