POWERDAY and the London Amateur Boxing Association recently presented their inaugural bursaries to top class London ABA junior amateur boxers.
The £500 annual bursary will be used for equipment, travel and training costs of London ABA registered boxers aged between 12 - 18 years. Recipients will have a successful record, show the potential to box at international level, and not be in receipt of funding from GB or England boxing. The boxers also received London ABA tracksuits and kit bags supplied by Irish sportswear firm O'Neills.
Mick Crossan, Chairman of Powerday, highlighted the importance of helping people realise their potential. "Powerday as a company based in London are committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives through our work on a daily basis in the capital.
"This scheme is a further raft of our community engagement, seeking to help young people realise their potential in an Olympic Sport, which through their clubs provides them with so many positive messages and lessons for life.”
Keith Walters OBE, Honorary Secretary of London ABA and Chairman of England Boxing, has welcomed the new scheme. "Whilst there is a strong support mechanism at the top of High Performance in British Sport, it is the small margins that can make the difference to young aspiring boxers, and this scheme will offer some essential funding to those who are in need of further support to fulfil their potential and achieve international standards.
"We thank Mick Crossan and Powerday for this investment into our young athletes, who, like George Groves, can become world class stars."