Sting Like a Bee – For Burnley

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 ...
Big Honour For Vince

Big Honour For Vince

Maverick Stars Trust would like to congratulate our friend and colleague Vince McNally on his MBE for services to the community in Hereford. Head coach at South Wye Police Boxing Academy, Vince has delivered several of our 'Fit and Fed' ...
New Project Brewing Nicely For Hatton

New Project Brewing Nicely For Hatton

Matthew Hatton is the latest stellar name to join forces with Maverick Stars. The former European welterweight champion is set to deliver the 'Sting Like a Bee' initiative from his Stockport gym. After a long and successful professional career, Matt ...
New Home For Crolla’s Club

New Home For Crolla’s Club

Anthony Crolla has finally found a new home for his amateur club after fire destroyed its former building. Working in partnership with Maverick Stars, the new Fox ABC is taking shape within the clubhouse of AVRO Football Club in Limeside, ...
Downtime – But Not For Long

Downtime – But Not For Long

Chantelle Cameron's been enjoying the spoils of her recent world title triumph, but insists the party will soon be over and the job of unifying the belts will begin. The Maverick Stars ambassador was sublime in defeating Adrian dos Santos ...
Gallagher’s View

Gallagher’s View

Joe Gallagher is expecting another Vasiliy Lomachenko masterclass when the Ukrainian takes on fellow world champion Teofimo Lopez this weekend.The Manchester trainer was in the opposite corner when his fighter - and Maverick Stars ambassador - Anthony Crolla endured a ...
Quigg’s Next Challenge

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 ...
Free ‘Mental Health First Aid’ course for England qualified coaches

Free ‘Mental Health First Aid’ course for England qualified coaches

In honour of World Mental Health Day, Maverick Stars Trust is joining forces with ‘Body & Mind First Aid Training’ to offer two of their ‘Mental Health First Aid’ courses to Level one and two England Boxing coaches. The two ...
Fiaz moves to 5-0

Fiaz moves to 5-0

Aqib Fiaz continued his unbeaten run with a points victory over Kane Baker as part of Sunday night's Matchroom Boxing card. Maverick Stars coach Fiaz featured live on Sky Sports for the first time, and impressed those watching on from ...
First week of ‘Sting Like a Bee’ relaunch a success

First week of ‘Sting Like a Bee’ relaunch a success

Maverick Stars restarted its ground-breaking 'Sting Like a Bee' initiative across Greater Manchester last week. The programme, designed to provide opportunities for young people through boxing gyms, relaunched at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club in Manchester, Hamer ABC in ...
Chantelle Cameron can create her own legacy, says Moore

Chantelle Cameron can create her own legacy, says Moore

Jamie Moore believes a win tonight can set Chantelle Cameron up to create a legacy in women’s boxing, similar to the one Katie Taylor has made for herself. Cameron fights Adriana Dos Santos Araujo for the vacant WBC world super ...
Word from the bubble – Chantelle Cameron

Word from the bubble – Chantelle Cameron

Chantelle Cameron believes her professional experience will be enough to win the world title on Sunday night. The Maverick Stars ambassador fights Adriana dos Santos Araujo for the vacant WBC super lightweight title live on Sky Sports, and she spoke ...
Life in the boxing bubble – Nigel Travis

Life in the boxing bubble – Nigel Travis

The Maverick Stars ambassador spoke to Dom McGuinness from his hotel room as he prepares for ‘The Quiet Man’ to return to the ring this evening after his first round defeat to Ricards Bolotniks last time out. “It’s a really ...
Burton’s Time To Shine – Million Dollar Crolla

Burton’s Time To Shine – Million Dollar Crolla

Anthony Crolla is backing Hosea Burton to upset the local favourite when he takes to the ring in Latvia on Saturday night. Burton takes on Ricards Botelniks in the semi-final of the 'Golden Contract' tournament in Riga. Since hanging up ...
Crolla Plea For New Gym

Crolla Plea For New Gym

Manchester boxing legend Anthony Crolla has made a plea for help in finding a new home for his amateur boxing gym. The building that housed Fox ABC was destroyed in a fire at the end of March this year. Since ...
Chantelle’s After All The Belts

Chantelle’s After All The Belts

Chantelle Cameron believes her WBC super-lightweight world title fight with Adrian Dos Santos Araujo is the start of her dominance in the ring. The Maverick Stars ambassador has already won the IBO version of the world title, but this fight ...
Leading the Way

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 ...
Helping the Next Generation

Helping the Next Generation

Chantelle Cameron has the small matter of a world title fight to prepare for, but she's still finding time to help a star of the future. Ten-year-old Leah Paylor travelled from her Dorset home to meet her fighting hero in ...
Derry’s Fit and Fed

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 ...
Crolla’s Latest Gym Blow

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, ...
Lyndon’s In The Corner For Others

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 ...
Rebuild Edges Closer

Rebuild Edges Closer

After years of red tape and bureaucracy thwarting plans for an extension, Timperley ABC can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. The club, located on the Broomwood estate, has been forced to turn young people away due ...
Derry’s Gym Teams Up With Maverick

Derry’s Gym Teams Up With Maverick

Former British and Commonwealth lightweight champion Derry Mathews has joined forces with Maverick Stars to launch a series of community initiatives. Located in Liverpool city centre, 'Derry's Gym' is currently waiting for the green light to re-open following lockdown, but ...
The Waiting Game Continues

The Waiting Game Continues

Fighter-turned-trainer Jamie Moore has given us a sneak peek of the the new Walkden ABC in Salford - a boxing club set up in partnership with Maverick Stars Trust - although he's still waiting for an opening date. Pubs, restaurants, ...
Big Plans for South Coast Boxing

Big Plans for South Coast Boxing

A boxing club in a small Dorset town is punching above its weight with popularity in the sport soaring. Wimborne Boxing Club, five miles north of Poole, has launched a series of Maverick Stars initiatives including 'Girls in Gloves' and ...
Big Plans for Jennings Boys

Big Plans for Jennings Boys

A gym in Lancashire is producing top amateur and pro boxers whilst providing a safe-haven for 'at-risk' young people. The Jennings Community Boxing Academy in Chorley was, prior to COVID-19, a bustling gym full of eager youngsters learning their trade ...
A Man of Many Hats

A Man of Many Hats

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause chaos, Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club has come up with an innovative way of keeping its members engaged, fit and healthy. The Manchester club has been hosting a series of online coaching ...
Million Dollar Crolla Is a Maverick Star

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 ...
New Salford Gym Raring to Go

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 ...
King Arthur: A Champ in the Ring and on the Street

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 ...
Chantelle’s Fighting Hunger

Chantelle’s Fighting Hunger

Maverick Stars ambassador Chantelle Cameron is punching above her weight to ensure vulnerable families receive vital food packages during lockdown. The Northampton super-lightweight fighter has taken charge of the charity's ‘Community Food Hub’ initiative in her home town to help ...
Thousands Fed in Lockdown

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 ...
Keeping Fed While School’s Out

Keeping Fed While School’s Out

In these worrying and uncertain times, Maverick Stars has again stepped in to make sure hundreds of vulnerable children will stay nourished until the Covid-19 crisis eases and schools re-open. The charity has enjoyed great success with its ‘Fit and ...
Support for Timperley ABC

Support for Timperley ABC

Timperley ABC has been given a boost with a new sponsor coming on board. McQueen Dairies has provided kit for the junior members of the club. Business development manager, Adam McQueen, handed out -t-shirts to the young boxers. The club, ...
Making a difference at Market Drayton ABC

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 ...
Maverick Stars Trust boxing project nine – The Bar ABC

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 ...
Wimborne ABC – Girl’s in gloves

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 ...
Unity Boxing Academy – Summer holiday camp

Unity Boxing Academy – Summer holiday camp

Thanks to significant support from The Maverick Stars Trust, England Boxing-affiliated Unity Boxing Academy of Bradford was able to run an engaging summer holiday camp that hopes to bring long-term benefits. Physical activity in the holidays Unity Boxing Academy ran ...
Aldershot ABC – #No knives in the SHOT

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 ...
East Brighton ABC – School Holiday Programme

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 ...
Off to a winner for Wimborne ABC girls!

Off to a winner for Wimborne ABC girls!

It was a successful weekend for Wimbourne ABC with two of their 'Girls in Gloves' participants climbing through the ropes to make their boxing bow. Thirteen year old Grace Shire put in a strong performance in her first competitive bout ...
Gemini FIT AND FED

Gemini FIT AND FED

  Based at Gemini Amateur Boxing Club in Speke, the project will take place throughout the summer holidays and provide activities and nutrition for youngsters aged from eight to sixteen. For five hours each day, children will be enjoying sports and games including: ...
Maverick’s Award Winners

Maverick’s Award Winners

Twenty-four young boxers from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout the UK are set to benefit from a unique award - courtesy of Maverick Stars Trust. The fighters all competed at the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs Championships. Former competitors in ...
Walkden ABC – Doors Opening Soon!

Walkden ABC – Doors Opening Soon!

  A new gym in the Walkden area of Salford is nearing completion and set to open before the end of the January. The facility will include a boxing gym and multi-activity hub for young people.  Based at Walkden Town ...
Every Festive Day is Boxing Day!

Every Festive Day is Boxing Day!

Boxing clubs throughout the nation have opened their doors throughout the Christmas holiday to train and feed disadvantaged children - all thanks to funding from Maverick Stars. Following the success of the Holiday Hunger/Fit and Fed programme's that were rolled ...
South Wye – Fit Fed and Ready to Rumble

South Wye – Fit Fed and Ready to Rumble

Another Maverick Stars project is underway with 'Fit and Fed' up and running at South Wye Police Boxing Academy. For the duration of the summer holidays, our funding is helping children aged 11-16 to enjoy an hour of training every ...
Warrington Phoenix Fire Fit and Fed project excels in its second year

Warrington Phoenix Fire Fit and Fed project excels in its second year

For the second year running Warrington Pheonix Fire Boxing club housed within the Warrington Fire and Rescue station has engaged in the national “Fit and Fed” pioneered by Street Games. Damian Ridpath, Head coach, said: “After trialling the programme last year ...
Fishergate – Reels them in

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 ...
Success for “Sting like a Bee” Leaders

Success for “Sting like a Bee” Leaders

A unique initiative which uses boxing gyms to provide opportunities for young people, is celebrating its first group of successful new "leaders'. Ten participants graduated from the course at the Collyhurst and Moxton boxing gym - and received their certificates ...
Debut For Wimborne ABC ‘Girls in Gloves’

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 ...
Girls in Gloves

Girls in Gloves

A Groundbreaking project, supported by maverick Stars, is going down a storm at Wimbourne Amateur Boxing Club. Its 'Girls in Gloves' initiative, which aims to help tackle mental health problems and raise female participation levels in boxing, is proving hugely ...
Jamie’s Dream Edges Closer

Jamie’s Dream Edges Closer

Maverick Stars, working alongside fighter-turned-trainer Jamie Moore, have been given the green light to go ahead with plans to open a boxing club in Salford. Walkden ABC will take its place within a unit at the Walkden Shopping centre that ...
East Brighton ABC – Fighting Fit on the Coast

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 ...
Time to Sting Like A Bee for team GB!

Time to Sting Like A Bee for team GB!

Maverick Stars Ambassador Conner Tudsbury is looking forward to a hugely excited new chapter of his career after being awarded a place with GB Boxing. After impressing throughout a series of trials, our 'Sting Like a Bee' mentor will now ...
Putting Back – Murray’s the Man

Putting Back – Murray’s the Man

Former world title challenger Martin Murray is backing 'Sting Like a Bee' to change young people's lives in Greater Manchester. Aimed at tackling anti-social behavior and the knife-crime epidemic, the initiative has set in motion a series of boxing and leadership programme's ...
Tommy on the spot

Tommy on the spot

A maverick in his own right, Tommy McDonagh is head coach at Collyhurst & Moston ABC and a man totally committed to helping young people turn their lives around. After challenging for a British title as a top professional (34 ...
Sting Like A Bee Launch

Sting Like A Bee Launch

A who’s who of the Greater Manchester boxing scene will be on hand to help launch the Maverick Stars ‘Sting Like a Bee’ (SLAB) initiative in Moss Side on Monday, 24 June.   Aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and the knife-crime ...
World star Frampton backs Manchester’s ‘Sting Like a Bee’

World star Frampton backs Manchester’s ‘Sting Like a Bee’

World boxing star Carl Frampton MBE has thrown his backing behind a Greater Manchester-wide campaign that will take a unified approach to tackling knife crime. A total of 12 clubs from the area – two from inner city Manchester, plus ...
Mayor backs Sting Like A Bee

Mayor backs Sting Like A Bee

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham visited Timperley ABC to learn more about the Maverick Stars ‘Sting Like a Bee’ initiative. Aimed at tackling anti-social behavior and the knife-crime epidemic, ‘Sting Like a Bee’ has set in motion a series of ...
South Wye FIT AND FED

South Wye FIT AND FED

Maverick Stars has teamed up with South Wye Police Boxing Academy, West Mercia Police and Herefordshire council to run a 'Fit and Fed' programme for the duration for the summer holidays. Children aged 11-16 can enjoy an hour of training ...
Huge Turnout for Launch Event

Huge Turnout for Launch Event

The great and the good turned up for the launch of the Maverick Stars 'Sting Like a Bee' initiative at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club. Maverick ambassadors Jamie Moore, Nigel Travis, Chantelle Cameron and Conner Tudsbury were in attendance, ...
Sting Like a Bee

Sting Like a Bee

Young people in Greater Manchester are being urged to get down to their local boxing gym and 'Sting Like a Bee'! The Maverick Stars initiative is already helping hundreds aged 8-25 to get active, learn new skills and meet new ...
South Wye Police Boxing Academy -School Holiday Programme

South Wye Police Boxing Academy -School Holiday Programme

For the last six weeks summer camps up and down the country have been in operation - thanks to Maverick Stars funding. One of the hugely successful camps took place at South Wye Police Boxing Academy. A team of dedicated ...
Aston ABC – Flags out for new coaches

Aston ABC – Flags out for new coaches

The boxers meet once a month with the overall aim of getting more women involved in the sport. The intiative is led by Aston ABCs lead coach John Homer, who said: "We first started the squad in 2016 and it ...
Lee Jones ABC – England Squad In Liverpool

Lee Jones ABC – England Squad In Liverpool

Maverick stars trust purchased a second hand ring for jones abc . It has helped raise the club profile massively and increased capacity to reduce costs in hosting events such as spar days , club shows , hosting regional rounds ...
Timperley Amateur Boxing Club

Timperley Amateur Boxing Club

The club based on the Broomwood Estate has been providing a significant quality service to its local community since its inception seven years previously, the trustees were impressed on how the club had continued to sustain itself without any significant ...