Local boxing club, Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club, has been awarded £1,000 from the Fourteen Programme, a legacy fund from the 2014 Commonwealth Games managed by Forever Manchester.
The grant was to support work with a group of young men enrolled with the club, teaching them basic filming and editing skills to create an original piece of work based on historical research.
The group has benefitted from increased self-confidence, learning new and transferable skills that can be transferred in to employment, and they have learnt about their local area and developed a sense of pride in their community. You can watch their film below:
As long-term supporters of the club, staff at Forever Manchester were also excited to learn that two of the club’s rising stars Maria Edward, 13, and Niall Macintosh, also 13, will be representing Team GB and are competing for places in the European championships.
Head Coach and Forever Manchester Community Ambassador Tommy McDonagh said:
“Both kids have done brilliantly and it shows the talent we have here at the club. It means a lot when our youngsters do well as it gives others a proper boost. Without vital funding from organisations like Forever Manchester we simply would not be able to offer opportunities like the film project or give the same level of support to kids that are showing real promise in their chosen sport of boxing.”
Find out more about how you can support organisations like Collyhurst & Moston Lads Club here: Donate
Or, if you belong to a community group in Greater Manchester, find out how to apply for funding here: Funding