EFC Launches One to One Mentoring Programme

4th July 2014

Empire Fighting Chance

Empire Fighting Chance are proud to announce the launch of their new one to one boxing mentoring programme. The programme will run weekly one to one boxing/mentoring sessions over an average 20 week period where we will train and mentor young people aged 11 to 19 classified as being hard to reach, at risk of exclusion from school and having complex needs.

We are using the credibility as Bristol’s most successful sport using coaches that are qualified mentors.  These sessions provide the young person with a positive role model, someone who is prepared to listen to their concerns, offer impartial advice on situations and signpost to specific group sessions, education and employability pathways and support services.

Referrals for this project will be made via Empire outreach work, young people self-referring, Youth Offending Teams, local primary and mainstream secondary schools, St Matthias Pupil Referral Unit, Kids Company, Avon and Somerset Police. If you would like to make a referral to this programme please contact us

The project has been made possible through generous funding from Kabuto Noodles, The Merchant Venturers and Bristol Community Action Grants.