We are now official charity partners of Bristol Rovers FC

12th December 2019

We are proud to reveal that we are now an official charity partner of Bristol Rovers Football Club, continuing on from the successful relationship we have already forged with Bristol Rovers Community Trust (partnering on the Bristol Rovers BTEC, where young people are encouraged to learn boxing at the gym alongside their studies.)

Take a look at this Bristol Rovers video captured during a recent visit to the gym from Bristol Rovers Community Trust CEO Adam Tutton (left), Bristol Rovers Manager Graham Coughlan (middle) and Midfielder Abu Ogogo (middle).

Martin Bisp, Empire Fighting Chance CEO commented, “We are delighted to be chosen as a charity partner of Bristol Rovers F.C for the current season.

At Empire Fighting Chance we use our own non-contact boxing programmes to work with some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people. We want to use our partnership with the club, and their excellent Community Trust, to create a programme that increases both awareness and understanding around knife crime.

We are sadly seeing more young people referred to us after being caught carrying a knife but we believe this is often a symptom of a deeper, more complex societal issue.

Using the platform of the football club and it’s players Empire Fighting Chance will work with the Community Trust to try and make a lasting change in deprived communities.”

For more information on this partnership, visit this page.

Photography below © Kane Rich – Empire Fighting Chance.