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Operation Warrior

Maverick Veterans has launched a new initiative called “Operation Warrior” with the aim to provide support and opportunities for Veterans of the British Armed Forces. Many veterans encounter problems upon leaving the forces with poor mental and physical health and low self-confidence key amongst them, some find it hard to adjust to a new and less structured environment struggling to find their way. This has contributed to a veteran suicide epidemic in recent years. Increasingly, Boxing clubs are becoming excellent community hubs within deprived areas, these areas also often coincide with a high population of veterans. Physical activity has a positive influence on mental wellbeing, increasing motivation and relaxing mood and stress levels. The project will engage and support as many veterans as possible throughout the UK and introduce them to boxing.

The Courses

The eight week programme will provide free boxing sessions, team building days, guest speakers, and various First Aid and Mental Health courses.

Wellbeing

Various studies show that exercise on a regular basis has a number of positive benefits for those that are managing chronic conditions.

The Future

Maverick Stars Trust will continue to offer our partnerships the help and support needed  to carry on the initiative themselves after the 8 week period.

Dates, expected start and finish of project: Dec 2020/2021 ongoing sustainable project funding dependant.

Operation Warrior has been gaining success since its inception in early 2021, and is currently rolled out among these partnering clubs. 

Area Gym Partner
Stockport, Greater Manchester Magic Hatton Boxing & Fitness Gym Curzon Ashton FC Community Foundation
Sunderland, Southwick North Star ABC Veterans In Crisis (VIC)
Burnley 5ways Boxing Academy Burnley FC in the Community
Burnley 5ways Boxing Academy Healthier Heroes
Liverpool Gemini Gym/Derry’s Gym Tom Harrison House
Liverpool Derry’s Gym Liverpool FC Foundation
Bolton Elite Pheniks Division
Hereford South Wye Boxing Academy South Wye Boxing Academy
Preston Penwortham ABC Preston FC Community and Education
Fylde Penwortham ABC AFC Fylde Community


The aim is to acquire funding to be able to roll out the initiative nationwide, in a bid to help more veterans with their mental, physical and social wellbeing. We hope to encourage the participants to carry on boxing at the gym they have been training at, or continue their fitness with support from Maverick veterans.

“Giving back to the men and women who served their country so selflessly”

tony@maverickstars.co.uk     

Registered Charity No. 1179582

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