Winners of a
Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)
WHAT WE DO
We operate sporting and educational youth initiatives, centred on the sport of amateur boxing, based on the same protocols that an amateur boxer would take whilst training, with the exception of sparring, this is an absolutely no contact initiative.
The sessions are operated weekly over 40 (term time) weeks for children aged 7 - 15 years of age and are carried out by some of the very best coaches in the country.
All of our coaches are fully qualified and experienced amateur boxing trainers and are Enhanced DBS checked, as well as holding first aid certificates.
Each session last approximately 1.5 hours and instils discipline, respect, perseverance, fair-play and fitness, within a safe and controlled environment.
Healthy Eating sessions and Drugs Awareness sessions are carried out in every programme.
Many of the children come to us by referral from their schools and other agencies. Most of these children will be having behavioural problems, playing truant and getting into trouble generally.
Our aim is to provide positive male role models.
Participants are able to take part in our award assessment - giving them a real sense of achievement!
We have achieved a truly stunning level of success with our programmes, including reducing anti-social behaviour in specific areas where we operate by up to 39%
Box Cleva is a Registered Charity in England and Wales number 1161216
OUR HISTORY IN BRIEF
We owe our origins to a community initiative programme of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, which ran several highly successful pilot schemes during 2010.
Following this earlier success we commenced full operations in February 2011, funded still by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as via a number of local Authority community action grants.
We currently operate as a charitable (membership) association with our own Board of Trustees in full control of our operations.
Over the next few years we have the stated aim of expanding out from our exclusively Hertfordshire base, eventually operating on a national basis.
On 9 April 2015 we gained full registered charity status.
In June 2016 we received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.