Double Jab Boxing Club – Using the power of sport for social and community devlopment
Led by head coach Michael Harris, Double
Jab Boxing Club has played a significant role in attempting to draw young people
away from gang and knife crime into a disciplined sport through its ‘jab, don’t
stab’ motto. We don’t turn away anyone because of that our club has grown 5
times in the 5 years we have been running. I’m studying to be a barrister at the minute and I met a lady through the club and that’s how it all started. I never even dreamed about it before. The club has had success in helping to secure full and part-time employment for club
members, many of whom had criminal records and has also made great strides
in diversifying its membership, with female members hitting 87 and growing from the total membership of 349.