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Bright young students from Newark Academy praised for their dedication on ten week Boxwise programme run through Newark Amateur Boxing Club and Suggy’s Gym





A group of young students have completed a ten week boxing programme aimed at boosting their confidence in and out of the ring.

Ten students from Newark Academy students complete the funded Boxwise programme which was run through Newark Amateur Boxing Club and Suggy’s Gym.

Throughout the course the students learnt the fundamental techniques of boxing from qualified England Boxing Level 2 coach and professional boxer, Chad Sugden of Newark Amateur Boxing Club and Suggy’s Gym.

Boxwise students presented with their certificates by the co-founder of Boxwise, Rick Ogdenm, and the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Diane Ledger.
Boxwise students presented with their certificates by the co-founder of Boxwise, Rick Ogdenm, and the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Diane Ledger.

The course is designed to support young people to build confidence, improve behaviour, support health and wellbeing and maximise opportunities available to them.

Alongside the physical aspects of boxing, the students have also learned about the core values of discipline, adaptability, purpose, emotional control, teamwork and imagination.

For their final session the students spent 30 minutes boxing before being presented with their certificates by the co-founder of Boxwise, Rick Ogden and the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Diane Ledger.

The students were praised for how well they all did and how well they presented themselves

Boxwise students presented with their certificates by the co-founder of Boxwise, Rick Ogdenm, and the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Diane Ledger.
Boxwise students presented with their certificates by the co-founder of Boxwise, Rick Ogdenm, and the Deputy Mayor of Newark, Diane Ledger.

Head of Newark Academy Inma Pena and the deputy head Jeannie Hamilton-Smith were also there to see their students complete the programme.

There were also two special awards that were handed out — the Alex Wells award, given to the student who has gone above and beyond in their own personal boxing journey and the Nate Gidman award given to the person who shows the most commitment, effort and dedication.

Leighton Attwood took home the Alex Wells award for his exemplary commitment and outstanding performance in boxing and the Nate Gidman award went to Madison Shambrook.

The next course will begin on April 16 where a new group of ten young people and ten 18 to 25-year-olds will have the opportunity to complete the next Boxwise programme.



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