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‘Unorthobox’ Coaches Pack a Powerful and Positive Punch for Inclusive Sport

During the Tokyo Olympics, UK Coaching attended a series of ‘Inspiring Communities’ events organised by UK Sport in partnership with The National Lottery, British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, designed to show the excitement being felt in communities across the UK and the inspirational effects that Team GB athletes can have – both in sport participation and beyond

Our video features Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell MBE and England Boxing’s Head of Community Development Charlie Ford, who celebrate the positive impact coaches at community boxing clubs throughout the country are having on people’s lives.

The incredible achievements of our Olympic athletes in Tokyo are helping to inspire communities and get people moving again after the rise in sedentary behaviour during the pandemic.

Team GB athletes have shown that anything is possible if you put your mind to it … and have a great coach by your side every step of the way!

As Adam Peaty told the nation after winning gold in the 100 metres breaststroke: “I hope we’re inspiring you to do better, because that’s what we’re here for.”

Sport has the power to reach so many people in a host of diverse communities and no sport does this more effectively than boxing.

We had a ringside view of a session at mixed ability boxing club Unorthobox, that provides inclusive training for the elderly, disabled, and people who lack the confidence to attend a mainstream boxing gym.

Coaches and participants were joined by special guest Luke Campbell, who won gold at the 2012 London Olympics in the bantamweight division. Luke gave his thoughts on the coach's role in harnessing the inspiration of the Olympics and why volunteer community coaches are worth their weight in gold.

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