The Flaxmere Boxing Academy (FBA) is the another venture for the U-Turn Trust and was designed to feed the optimism and build the self esteem, pride and confidence of our youth.
Using the discipline of olympic style amateur boxing the FBA has aims to significantly and positively alter the lives of young people in Flaxmere by:
– Providing opportunites for life skills coaching, practical boxing training, positive role modeling and leadership skills.
– Creating activites and events to encourage participation in healthy recreation.
– Creating opportunities for experienced sports men and women to positively influence youth through exposure and contact.
– Giving Flaxmere youth self-discipline and help provide a focus towards career pathways.
– Reducing truancy and improve behaviour at school.
The FBA protocols demand that our youth look beyond mediocrity and aspire to be leaders rather than followers. As well as boxing, young people will learn the values of dedication, determination, discipline and respect. Also enforced will be a strict no drugs, no patches, no swearing policy which will instead be replaced with a policy of kindness, love, humility and treating others how one wishes to be treated.
We are currently located in the Flaxmere community centre. Due to demand our dream is to build a purpose-built building with office space and a commercial kitchen located behind the Marae next to Kimi Ora School. Watch this space.