West Leeds: Young people are boxing clever this summer

Young people were put through their paces at Stanningley Fire Station with the help of The Prince's Trust. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Young people were put through their paces at Stanningley Fire Station with the help of The Prince's Trust. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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young people were put through their paces this summer to help strengthen their life skills.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with The Prince’s Trust for a special summer course for young people that combines boxing with life skills.

The sessions at Stanningley Fire Station combined the fundamentals of non-contact boxing while addressing a range of topics from first aid to healthy living and employability. Station commander Dave Smith said: “The station has really been a hive of activity this week as the young people have been getting to grips with different technical skills and challenges.”

Alison Mattocks from The Prince’s Trust said: “It’s been fantastic to work with the fire service. We’re thrilled so many young people have been able to take part and make the first steps towards a positive future for themselves.”

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