On 11th July, Bradby Club Leader John Robertson, Youth Worker Curtis Banton and Community Gym members Josh Banton and Anton Dimarino will be undertaking a Spartan Super 10k obstacle race in Market Harborough to raise money for Bradby Club's Community Gym and Boxing facility. The Bradby Club (http://www.bradby.org.uk/) is a 100 year old Charity for young people in Rugby offering a range of supportive and recreational opportunities. One of the most popular services for young people and adults alike is the Community Gym and Boxing - which operates through donations; but is available for free to those that need it, ensuring everyone has access to exercise and sporting opportunities to promote health, well-being and active lifestyles within our community.
We are raising funds to be put towards the redevelopment of this facility in one way or another. Currently the Gym is situated inside the Clubs old, cold, leaky garage and we feel both young people and the community deserve better. The dream, is to have a newly built Gym that is fit for purpose, insulated, dry and that can support growth and development of fitness and boxing programs for individuals, groups, schools and other provisions.
We hope that improvements will inspire, create pride and improve determination to stay and continue training with us as we build healthy active lifestyles amongst our members. It would open up a range of new and exciting training opportunities for both service users and new users. It would enable us to host other England boxing groups to visit our gym for training/sparring etc, creating stronger links with other England Boxing affiliated clubs. A new facility would increase participation to the boxing groups and gym by young people and community members and would allow us to continue to develop our partnership works with schools and offer improved boxing and fitness programs as part of the active and supportive opportunities available. This would also enhance the work we do with young people struggling in mainstream education at risk of or already excluded giving them better resources and better chances of positive outcomes. Whilst young people mainly access this facility for free we would increase revenue through better school programs and adult community memberships; money which will contribute to maintaining the centre and opportunities available.
Plans are being drawn as I write this and a number of grants will be submitted to support this project. We want to do our bit and hope you see the value in this project and the difference it will make to so many young people and the local community for years to come.
More information for this fundraiser can be found on their social media pages