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Research identifies why boxing is so successful at engaging people facing disadvantage

A new study from England Boxing (“The role of Boxing in Development: A social marketing perspective”) has revealed how and why the sport is so successful in helping to combat anti-social behavioural problems in young people from deprived communities.

The report, which is based on a qualitative study of participants from The Boxing Academy in Hackney and Anfield ABC’s Champions of Life programme (Liverpool), was carried out by the Walker Research (on behalf of England Boxing).

It identifies five common themes which help to explain why boxing is more successful than many other sports in re-engaging disaffected young people, addressing behavioural problems and putting people on a pathway to improved life chances.

Download a summary of the report here

Download the full report here

For more information, visit the Sport England website here

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