We combine non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people to realise their unique potential. 

Empire Fighting Chance was born on Bristol’s streets in 2006 to fight the impact of deprivation on young people’s lives. Rising from the Empire Amateur Boxing Club in inner city Bristol, we have grown to become a regional charity using a pioneering approach that harnesses the power of boxing.

We exploit boxing’s grittiness to attract young people and use gaps between physical activities to inspire changes in how they think and behave. We integrate boxing with:

  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Therapy
  • Careers support

We now inspire over 4000 young people each year across South West England and Wales.  

By participating in sport, young people gain support in ways that feel natural, encouraging them to turn up, trust us and go on to make changes in their lives.

We now inspire over 4000 young people each year across South West England and Wales. Our work inspires young people to achieve significant changes in their lives, from returning to school and exiting gangs to getting work and feeling healthier and happier.

We are sharing our winning formula to reach even more young people. Among other things, we are mobilising local organisations to deliver our work and we are contributing to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Boxing to build a case to the Government for how sport can improve mental health.