Veteran Success

A Maverick Stars programme aimed at supporting armed forces veterans has grown from strength to strength, with hundreds now taking part at boxing clubs across the nation. ‘Operation Warrior’ has proved an outstanding success. The eight-week courses feature boxing sessions, ...
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Clubs Set for Defibs

Boxing clubs throughout the country have been awarded a vital defibrillator as part of the Maverick Stars 'Keep the Beat' campaign. The initiative aims to promote CPR techniques along with donating fifty defibs to amateur gyms. Headed up by Maverick ...
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Life Saver!!

A Maverick Stars Ambassador has been speaking of the importance of CPR and defibrillators after being called into action when a gym member suffered a cardiac arrest. Wimborne ABC head coach Dave Rimmer performed CPR on Zoe Cluett after she ...
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Champ Backs ‘Keep the Beat’

World champion boxer Savannah Marshall is backing a new campaign to save lives by providing vital defibrillators for boxing clubs. ‘Keep the Beat – Maverick’s Restart a Heart’ aims to raise awareness of CPR techniques along with donating 50 defibs ...
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Maverick Campaign for Boxing Club Defibs

Maverick Stars Trust has launched a nationwide initiative to provide vital defibrillators and CPR awareness for England Boxing member clubs. Sudden cardiac arrest in young people – including high-profile athletes – has increasingly been making headlines in recent years. Helping ...
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Time to Talk at Ricky’s Club

A unique initiative encouraging men to get active and to talk through their issues has been launched at Elite Community boxing club in Bolton. In partnership with Maverick Stars Trust, 'Ricky's Club' is named after Ricky Fletcher, a friend of ...
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Final Push for Timperley

Timperley ABC has launched a campaign to raise extra funds needed for a vital gym extension. Local MP Sir Graham Brady has thrown his weight behind the cause following years of red tape and rising costs. It’s been four years ...
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Bright Future for Female Coaches

Maverick Stars Trust is supporting ten female boxing coaches to deliver bespoke activities at their respective gyms.  The latest initiative, where each coach receives £2,500 to create a programme based on their community’s specific needs, follows on from the residential ...
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DJ’s Chance to Shine

Delicious Orie will take his place at the World Boxing Championships in Serbia alongside fighters from 105 countries. The GB super-heavyweight and Maverick Stars ambassador has been selected to take part in the tournament which starts in Belgrade on October ...
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A Maverick Hunter

Geordie boxing prospect April Hunter has joined forces with Maverick Stars to spearhead a campaign to raise CPR awareness and provide vital defibrillators. The unbeaten fighter joins the charity as ambassador and, along with continuing her success in the ring, ...
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Coaching Masterclass

The English Institute of Sport was the venue for a hugely successful female coaching development programme. The residential weekend in Sheffield, supported by Maverick Stars Trust, hosted trainers from across the country. Ten selected coaches made the trip to the ...
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Train Like a GB Boxer

Maverick Stars ambassador Conner Tudsbury and James Perry have launched a new initiative at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club this week, giving kids the chance to train like a member of Team GB. Running over two weeks, sessions include ...
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DJ Throwing Shapes

A special guest dropped into a recent Maverick Veterans session at a Hereford gym. GB Boxer Delicious Orie - recently returned from the Tokyo Games - used his significant talents to put participants through their paces. The initiative at South ...
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Jazza’s Ready for Action

Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens is ready for his world title tilt and is already planning his next project – helping families struggling with addiction. The 30year old takes on old rival Kid Galahad for the IBF Featherweight on Saturday, 7 August. ...
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Boxing Education

Young Salfordians keen on pursuing a career in boxing, or other sports related jobs, can now follow their dreams at Walkden ABC. From September (2021) 'The Boxing College' will open its doors to students aged 16 and over. Based at ...
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Sheffield Steel Stars

Maverick Stars Trust has launched a new partnership using football and boxing to help change young lives. The charity is working with Sheffield Wednesday FC and the Steel City Gym to deliver a series of workshops for local schoolchildren. Sheffield's ...
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Unsung Heroes – Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week it's ...
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Love for Boxing in Lancashire

Sport and politics  combined once again to celebrate the launch of a new partnership at a Lancashire gym. Maverick Stars Trust is working with Love ABA Police Boxing Club on a series of new initiatives. The Rawtenstall gym, under the ...
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Great and the Good at Walkden

It was a who's who from the world of boxing and celebrity as Walkden ABC officially opened its doors. The club - in partnership with Maverick Stars Trust - has been open for business since COVID restrictions were eased, but ...
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Boxers Like to Trade

A unique project aimed at supporting boxers with financial advice and employment opportunities is proving to be a big hit in Manchester. Maverick Stars Trust has teamed up with FCI Markets – a leading financial services provider – to deliver ...
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Brad ‘The Sting’ Rea

Maverick Stars Trust is delighted to welcome one of the UK’s top boxing prospects to its list of Ambassadors. Unbeaten middleweight, Brad Rea, has joined forces with the charity to help coach and mentor young people struggling in mainstream education. ...
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Unsung Hero – Dom Hodnett

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. Nominated by multiple ...
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Trading Blows

A unique initiative helping boxers with financial advice and employment opportunities has launched in Manchester. Maverick Stars Trust has teamed up with FCI Markets – a leading financial services provider – to deliver a 12-session course, teaching fighters of all ...
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Unsung Hero – Joe Pennington

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week we ...
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Unsung Hero – Adrian Fleming

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week we ...
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Unsung Hero – Sean Rafferty

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week, we ...
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All You Need Is Love……..Boxing Club

Like most boxing gyms throughout the land, Love ABA Police Boxing Club in Lancashire has once again opened its doors – with a helping hand from Maverick Stars Trust. The gym, in Rawtenstall, under the guidance of Paddy Connellan, has ...
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The Finest Gym in Manchester

The Finest Gym in Manchester is joining forces with Maverick Stars Trust to deliver initiatives to get young people moving again. But while it's good news for now, the club needs to find a new long-term home as the area ...
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Unsung Hero – George Vaughan

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week, we ...
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Unsung Heroes – Amanda and Derek Groarke

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week, we ...
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Unsung Hero – Jane Couch nominates Tom Foley

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures.        ...
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Fighting For His People

Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens is training hard for the biggest fight of his life – a shot at the vacant IBF featherweight title – but the chance to help families struggling with addiction means more than any shiny championship belt ever ...
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Unsung Hero – Mark Davidson

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week, we ...
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Unsung Heroes – Pat and Roy Richardson

Each week we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week, it's ...
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Unsung Hero – Darren Barker pays tribute to Tony Burns

Each week we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. To mark the ...
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Unsung Hero – Kelvyn Travis

Each Friday we pay homage to a boxing ‘unsung hero’. The lifeblood of the sport - the men and women who have contributed so much and asked for so little, who have saved lives and transformed futures. This week we ...
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Good News Travels….

It's been a good week in the press for Maverick Stars Trust with publications nationwide giving column inches to our initiatives. The Star in Sheffield reports.... Owls captain, Barry Bannan, has helped a local charity drive blitz passed their target ...
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Man of the People

He's preparing for the biggest night of his boxing career, but Jazza Dickens is still helping others less fortunate in his home city. The affable Liverpudlian takes on Ryan Walsh in the 'Golden Contract' final with the carrot of a ...
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Fighting for the Homeless

Derry Mathews has linked up with a homeless charity in Liverpool to provide free boxing sessions for young people. The former champion, working in partnership with Maverick Stars, has joined forces with the AIMS project which helps 18 - 24 ...
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Plans For Operation Warrior

Due to the success of our inaugural veterans project on Merseyside, Maverick Stars Trust is set to launch ‘Operation Warrior’ in several other key regions. The initiative has proved to be a big hit at Gemini ABC in Liverpool, with ...
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Sting Like a Bee – For Burnley

Maverick Stars is continuing to punch above its weight with a move into the Premier League! The charity has joined forces with Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) to launch its 'Sting Like a Bee' initiative. Funded by Maverick Stars ...
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Quigg’s Next Challenge

Former world champion Scott Quigg has joined forces with Maverick Stars for the next chapter of his career - helping to guide young people down the right path in his hometown, Bury. The ex-WBA super-bantamweight champion decided to hang up ...
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Leading the Way

Maverick Stars ambassadors Danny Wright and Aqib Fiaz have launched a new coaching initiative aimed at getting Salford kids fighting fit. The initiative - based at Peel Park, Little Hulton and delivered in partnership with Salford CVS - is encouraging ...
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Derry’s Fit and Fed

A Maverick Stars Fit and Fed programme has been an overwhelming success in Liverpool. Based at Derry Mathew's gym, the initiative proved so popular that extra sessions had to be scheduled. The scheme was launched to ensure young people received ...
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Crolla’s Latest Gym Blow

Anthony Crolla's hopes of rebuilding his old amateur boxing club have been dealt a huge blow. The Manchester boxing legend's gym - Fox ABC in Failsworth - was destroyed in a fire in March. Working in partnership with Maverick Stars, ...
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Lyndon’s In The Corner For Others

Manchester's light-heavyweight champion Lyndon Arthur is preparing for a big return to the ring, but is still finding time to mentor the next generation. The 29-year old defends his commonwealth title against Dec Spelman behind closed doors on Friday, 31 ...
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Million Dollar Crolla Is a Maverick Star

Manchester boxing legend Anthony Crolla has joined forces with Maverick Stars as he looks for a new home for his amateur gym. Fox ABC in Failsworth was destroyed in March when a suspicious fire raged through the mill it was ...
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New Salford Gym Raring to Go

A new boxing gym aimed at providing opportunities for young people in Salford is ready to open its doors - just as soon it's safe to do so.As the nation remains on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work has ...
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King Arthur: A Champ in the Ring and on the Street

A new Maverick Stars initiative - 'In Your Corner', headed up by Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Lyndon Arthur - is already proving a big hit with young people in north Manchester. Lyndon, 29, has been providing support for those in need ...
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Thousands Fed in Lockdown

Maverick Stars has delivered food to nearly 15 thousand homes during the last five weeks of lockdown. As the country continues to be gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of ambassadors and volunteers have been on the frontline making ...
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Making a difference at Market Drayton ABC

It’s been a busy time for Market Drayton Boxing after the club has secured investment from Maverick Stars Trust to deliver an after-school project alongside the town’s Grove School in Market Drayton itself. Improving School attendance and behaviour Shropshire-based club ...
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Maverick Stars Trust boxing project nine – The Bar ABC

England Boxing-affiliated The Bar ABC’s outreach project has been given a timely boost thanks to a funding boost from the Maverick Stars Trust. In 2015, as part of a disability boxing project, England Boxing Club Support Officer Avoen Perryman worked ...
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Wimborne ABC – Girl’s in gloves

  The Maverick Stars Trust is supporting Wimborne Amateur Boxing Club to deliver its Girls in Gloves project, which aims to tackle mental health problems and raise female participation levels in boxing. What Wimborne ABC stands for Wimborne Amateur Boxing Club ...
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Aldershot ABC – #No knives in the SHOT

The Maverick Stars Trust has put £2,500 towards Aldershot ABC’s Stay Safe #No knives in the SHOT project.  Here’s what it’s all about The set-up at Aldershot ABC Aldershot ABC are are based at Alderwood Leisure Centre, which sits on ...
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East Brighton ABC – School Holiday Programme

Recently-established East Brighton ABC in Sussex is the second club to be given support from the Maverick Stars Trust as they bid to engage young people during the 2019 school holidays. East Brighton ABC’s bid to engage – and feed ...
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Fishergate – Reels them in

A fantastic new initiative at Fishersgate Amateur Boxing Club is proving a big hit with people living with Parkinson's disease. Research has shown that boxing can improve symptoms of Parkinson's, helping those diagnosed with the disease to maintain higher levels ...
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Debut For Wimborne ABC ‘Girls in Gloves’

The 'Girls in Gloves' boxing initiative - funded by Maverick Stars - has two more success stories from Wimbourne ABC. Thanks to the programme, which aims to help tackle mental health problems and raise female participation levels in boxing, more ...
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East Brighton Fit and Fed

East Brighton ABC – Fighting Fit on the Coast

Another Maverick Stars project has cooked up a storm with East Brighton's 'Fit and Fed' project proving a huge hit. Maverick's funding helped children aged 11-16 to enjoy an hour of training every day followed by a nutritious lunch.  Those ...
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