Boxing Scotland is delighted to announce that seven affiliated clubs have been awarded £500 each to help grow female participation in Boxing.
The seven clubs were chosen after responding to Boxing Scotland’s request to come up with innovative ways of engaging women and girls in the sport.
Throughout the 2019-20 season, Boxing Scotland engaged more than 1,200 female participants as part of the Woman and Girls Fund Project, after receiving £13,600 from sportscotland to help boost female participation in the sport.
The money for these new projects has come from an underspend in the original Woman and Girls Fund Project budget, after the project was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The seven clubs are;
Antonine Boxing Club (West District)
Bluevale Boxing Club (West District)
Dunfermline Boxing Club (East District)
Elgin Boxing Club (North District)
Glasgow City Boxing Club (West District)
J&L Boxing (East District)
Sheddocksley Boxing Club (North District)
Each club will use the funding to deliver 10 one-hour female-only sessions, which will be free for participants, by March 31st 2021.
The key outcomes for this project are as follows:
- More women and girls are participating in sport and physical activity;
- Evaluation questionnaires are completed at the start and end of project;
- Must be new participants – can’t be women or girls currently involved with the club;
Meanwhile, six clubs who were involved in the original Woman and Girls Fund project will also continue to deliver female sessions.
Alloa Boxing Club, Bellahouston Boxing Club, Granite City Boxing Club, Highland Boxing Academy, Lochee Boxing Club had planned Regional Female Training Sessions cancelled earlier in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
These clubs will also deliver a minimum of 10 one-hour female-only sessions, which will be free for participants, by March 31st 2021.