Boxing & Careers, our careers and education programme, supports 16 – 25 year-olds on their journey into training, learning and work, as well as a healthier, brighter future.

We integrate non-contact boxing into traditional employability support. By improving physical and mental health through the sport, young people become more open to new opportunities, develop a more positive attitude to work, and are better equipped to make those crucial next-step decisions to thrive in life.

Our Boxing & Careers programme includes:

  1. Three careers programmes: Heavyweight Hustle, Streetwise with Money, Empire Strength and Conditioning
  2. Education support to achieve a BTEC Diploma in Sport qualification or a range of AQA Awards
  3. Actively finding suitable job opportunities for young people through our growing network of local employer partners

In 2021 we supported 299 young people to progress into careers:

  • 96% felt more confident and motivated about their career
  • 84% have improved skills for work 
  • 84% have improved career-planning skills

Find out more about Empire Fighting Chance’s employability support at the pages below.