May 25, 2016 by News, Salford

Young Women Of Salford Are Keeping Fit At RFF All Girls Boxing Programme

On Friday May the 6th the Rio Ferdinand Foundation gave birth to a brand new Programme: RFF All Girls Boxing Programme!  The Programme encourages inactive young women from Salford between the ages of 14 to 25 to partake in a boxing programme focusing on the many health benefits, both mental and physical, of boxing training.


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Crystal quotes “When I first started coming to the gym I was the only girl in there! Now to see so many girls at once in the gym boxing and having fun is amazing. To be able to coach these girls and pass on my knowledge has been great.  It’s been challenging being a coach and not the student but I have really enjoyed this opportunity and hope to gain even more experience over the next few weeks. Through the Rio Ferdinand Foundation I am now taking part in an England Boxing Level 1 Coaching Course.”

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With the support from Sportivate RFF will be running 8 sessions every Friday from 6-7pm until the 24th of June 2016. All sessions take place at the Bridgewater Salford ABC (Amateur Boxing Club) so please come and get involved – no matter of experience or level of fitness everyone is welcome!

RFF will also be supporting 2 young women from this project to take part in a free accredited qualification in Boxercise Coaching!!! Helping more young women to develop further using sports. This course will teach the basic’s of coaching boxercise, with this qualification the young women hope to deliver their own programmes to encourage more inactive girls into becoming more active, more healthy and more happy!