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Carney's Community

Based in South West London, Carneys Community gym uses the power of boxing to get disadvantaged and excluded young people off the street and away from lives of crime and despair by developing their skills, discipline and self-respect. 

The programme’s approach, inspired by boxing legend Mick Carney, is unusual and particularly resource-intensive, but is ultimately effective because it recognises that creating lasting change takes time, hard work and dedication.  The boxing sessions are a hook to engage young people, which allow Carneys to then offer holistic services that aim at reducing offending, re-offending and anti-social behavior in young people whilst improving social mobility and community cohesion in the community.