Join In and England Boxing are ‘Backing Up Boxing’
From fundraisers to first aid, boxing clubs across the nation need you in their corner – so Join In are teaming up with England Boxing to find volunteers.
Community boxing clubs across the UK will be selected to host a number of British boxing names as part of ‘Backing Up Boxing’, a new campaign from England Boxing and London 2012 legacy charity, Join In.
The ‘Backing Up Boxing’ initiative will work with amateur boxing clubs across the UK, to build volunteering and participation in boxing.
Launching on the 16 March, we will be promoting a number of community boxing clubs and groups – shining a light on volunteers and the huge impact they have in the sport.
Throughout the campaign, community clubs with a Join In club page will benefit from a huge audience of volunteers, who will be driven towards boxing. Local boxing clubs will also be selected to receive a visit from a number of high-profile athletes.
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Join In’s network of on-the-ground volunteers will be on hand to work with clubs regionally and help connect and support clubs and volunteers.
Any boxer will tell you that volunteers are at the heart of boxing. ‘Backing Up Boxing’ will celebrate the existing volunteer heroes within the sport and highlight the important and diverse roles that volunteers play.
As Join In’s research reveals, each volunteer can facilitate up to 8.5 additional participants, by connecting boxing clubs with volunteers, ‘Backing Up Boxing’ will create capacity for more people to lead happier and healthier lives through sport.
Mark Abberley, CEO of England Boxing said,
“Boxing’s volunteers are the lifeblood of the sport. One thing that our most successful boxing clubs have in common is a dedicated volunteer workforce. Our partnership with Join In will not only help support and sustain clubs, but will offer volunteers an opportunity to use their skills in a really rewarding way and become part of a fantastic sporting community.”
CEO of Join In, Rebecca Birkbeck added, “We are excited to be working with England Boxing. Volunteers are vital in maintaining and growing community boxing. Together we want to highlight the range of volunteer roles available and drive more volunteers into the sport.”