Amateur | News | Premium | Mar 21 2016

Brixton amateur club Afewee campaigns for permanent home

Join Afewee's campaign, writes John Dennen
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Afewee  |  Julie Begon

AFEWEE amateur boxing club has taken a crucial step towards securing a permanent home.

After the London riots in 2011, Afewee founder Steadman Scott decided to set up a community boxing club in the heart of Brixton. They have had a hall to use in the Brixton Recreation Centre but have been campaigning for their own gym. Lambeth Council and GLL have agreed in principle to give them a permanent room in the Brixton Rec. But the club will need to raise £30,000 itself towards the £60,000 in total to turn the space into a functioning boxing club.

“That’s going to secure our legacy so it’s permanent here for at least seven years, they’ve agreed, seven to 10 years we’ll be homed and that will allow us to build as well. That’s what these kids need, a permanent place where they can come and develop,” young head coach Bobby Miltiadous said.

 

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