Following a tour of our facilities here at the BPT, Brockwell United Football Club approached us with the idea of staging a self-defence and boxing session for their members. The team were also concerned following the tragic events of Sarah Everard’s murder, and wanted to learn some a range of self-defence techniques to become stronger and more confident on the street.
Each member of the team who participated paid £10 to take part in the session, which went to the charity ROSA, which is a charity that charity that funds grassroots women’s organisations and also aims to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women and girls. We matched the amount donated by the BUFC, which meant that we raised £500 for the charity!
Sophie, Club Secretary at Brockwell United said: “Brockwell United FC feel passionately about ensuring our players feel confident on and off the pitch. The amazing charity event was organised in light of tragic events in regards to women’s safety but along with Black Prince Trust we were able to engage, empower and educate our players on self defence and strength based training.”
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our partners who helped to deliver the event, Fight4Change, Don Davis Boxing Academy, The Foundry, as well as @jacked_t and @ameeshab who are Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructors and weight lifters.
Both the staff and members of BUFC had an incredibly fun and insightful day, and we can’t wait to see everyone in attendance back at the BPT soon for a recreational boxing session!
You can learn more about Brockwell United FC here.