Weapons Down Gloves Up win community award

ECHO Awards 2020 winners announced at uplifting ceremony – These are the people who do our region proud!

Weapons Down Gloves Up was awarded the community group award at the Echo Regional Business Awards held in November 2020. The ceremony was hosted by Lucy Meacock and the WDGU team were delighted to win the award and create a greater awareness of the boxing initiative which ultimately leads to employment.

Weapons Down Gloves up is a 10-week boxing initiative which not only keeps young people safe and off the streets, but it also prevents young people from turning to crime.

The 10-week boxing programme has blended learning of sport, intervention education and accredited qualifications required to work.

The programme provides a holistic approach for young people via the S.E.E. model of Sport, Education and Employment.

You can read the original story here.

Image credit; Liverpool Echo