Boxing sessions help Hertsmere youngsters

A boxing initiative set up to tackle anti-social behaviour is continuing to go from strength to strength in Hertsmere.

Box Cleva sessions are held for teenagers aged between 14 and 19 at Brookside Boys Club in Buckton Road, Borehamwood. The aim of the sessions is to prevent children from behaving anti-socially and many of the participants have been referred by schools or other agencies. Since the sessions started in January children have learned key skills provided by the sport of boxing, including discipline, respect, perseverance, fitness and fair play. Healthy eating and Drug Awareness sessions are also carried out as part of the Box Cleva programme.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “I welcome the success of Box Cleva, especially as children have the opportunity to learn about the importance of keeping active and leading a healthy lifestyle, which brings both physical and mental benefits.

“The sessions are open to all children between 14 and 19 and I would encourage anyone thinking of joining to do so.”

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