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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Time to Shine

Birkenhead's Chloe Watson makes her eagerly awaited debut at London's iconic York Hall on Thursday. The 21-year-old, who trains under the guidance of boxing legend Ricky Hatton and fellow coach Blain Younis, takes on Hungarian Judit Hachbold. A talented amateur ...
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Fabulous Fergo

Steven Ferguson claimed his first senior title after a thrilling battle in the Merseyside and Cheshire Elite ABA final. On a great night of boxing at Croxteth Sports Centre, the 26-year-old Maverick Stars ambassador, who has battled back from drug ...
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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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Title Bid for Fergo

It will be something of a dream come true for Steven Ferguson when he boxes in the Merseyside and Cheshire elite ABA final this weekend. The 26-year-old Maverick Stars ambassador is focussed on a career in the ring after overcoming ...
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Heartbreak for Conner

It was heartbreak for Conner Tudsbury as his World Championships dream came to an end with a narrow points defeat in his quarter-final bout against Victor Schelstrate. The Maverick Stars ambassador dominated his Belgian opponent in the opening round, controlling ...
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Super Chan’s a Unified Champ

Chantelle Cameron is one win from becoming undisputed world champion after beating Mary McGee to add the IBF title to the WBC belt she already held. Both women played their part in a stunning fight, but it was the Maverick ...
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Highs and Lows for Maverick Stars

There were mixed fortunes for our Maverick Stars ambassadors at the World Championships in Serbia over the weekend. Manchester's Conner Tudsbury followed up his opening round victory with a sensational performance against Rogelio Romero. The 21year old product of Moss Side ...
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Devastating Delicious

Delicious Orie put in thoroughly dominant performance as he kick started his World Championships with a stoppage win over Mexico’s Luis Gomez Meneses. In his first AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships, ‘DJ’ controlled the first round with his jab before ...
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Brilliant Start for Conner

Conner Tudsbury made an impressive start to his first AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships with a commanding victory over Israel's Yan Zak. The Maverick Stars ambassador won his cruiserweight contest via unanimous decision on day three of the tournament. The ...
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Next Step for Undisputed

Chantelle Cameron will be living the dream when she makes her ring walk as top of the bill in a world title unification fight at London’s O2 arena. The Maverick Stars ambassador takes on Mary McGee on Saturday, 30 October ...
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Life Changing Chance

Another Maverick Star will be flying the flag at the forthcoming AIBA World Boxing Championships in Serbia. Conner Tudsbury has been added to the select group of GB Boxers and joins super-heavyweight and fellow ambassador Delicious Orie at the tournament.  ...
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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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Vets March On

Maverick Stars is extending its ‘Operation Warrior’ programme to several new UK regions. The initiative has proved an outstanding success in supporting armed forces veterans. Following an inaugural veterans project on Merseyside, eight-week courses - featuring boxing sessions, team building ...
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Jazza in the CommUNITY launches in Liverpool

Jazza Dickens has launched a new initiative in Liverpool to help families of addiction. In partnership with Maverick Stars Trust, 'Jazza in the ComUNITY' is offering a free eight week course to help parents in recovery rebuild relationships with their ...
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DJ Hungry For More After Olympic Experience

Delicious Orie (DJ) is even more motivated to reach the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after spending time in Tokyo as bronze-medallist Frazer Clarke's sparring partner. A Maverick Stars Ambassador, DJ has high ambitions over the next Olympic cycle. "It was ...
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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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Olympic Life for Conner

Maverick Stars Trust ambassador Conner Tudsbury has settled into the Olympic lifestyle as he helps prepare his fellow GB Boxing team mates for the Tokyo Games. Conner flew out with the rest of the squad ahead of the tournament, which ...
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Unsung Hero – Peter Hayes

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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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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Unsung Hero – Reece Bretherton

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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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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Jazza Finally Gets World Title Shot

Jazza Dickens has at last been given a date for his maiden world title shot against former opponent Kid Galahad. The fight takes place on August 7th at Matchroom Boxing's fight camp, almost eight years after Dickens suffered his first ...
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Unsung Hero – Les Welsh

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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DJ Joins Commonwealth Games Collective

Delicious Orie has joined the team tasked with encouraging members of the public to volunteer at Birmingham's Commonwealth Games in 2022. The Maverick Stars Ambassador took part in the media launch of the 'Join the Collective' campaign, aimed at recruiting ...
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Super Stoppage for Chantelle

Congratulations to Chantelle Cameron who defended her WBC super-lightweight title against Melissa Hernandez in Las Vegas. The Maverick Stars ambassador was too much for her Puerto Rican opponent, with the referee waving the fight off in the fifth round. The ...
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Unsung Hero – Asam Fiaz

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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Cameron Vows to Steal the Show in Vegas

Chantelle Cameron has vowed to remain as one of Britain's World Champions when she fights Melissa Hernandez on Saturday May 29th. Cameron, a Maverick Stars Ambassador, won her WBC super lightweight title in October against Adriana dos Santos Araujo with ...
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Op Warrior Continues in Burnley

Maverick Veterans are pleased to announce a new partnership with Healthier Heroes CIC. Their military veterans have started an eight-week ‘Op-Warrior’ programme, hosted at 5 Ways Boxing Academy in Burnley. Andrew Powell, Managing Director and Founder of Healthier Heroes, said: ...
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Back in Business

The Finest Gym in Manchester is getting busy again with two of its professional boxers in action  this weekend. Zak Miller and Ciaran McVarnock are both fighting in Sheffield on a Fight Academy promotion featured on Fightzone tv - a ...
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Golden Time for Tudsbury

Amateur boxing star Conner Tudsbury capped his first international tournament by claiming gold in Lithuania. The Maverick Stars ambassador beat Rick De Noojer of the Netherlands by unanimous decision to top the podium at the Socikas Tournament. In the earlier ...
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Unsung Hero – Oliver Harrison

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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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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Walkden ABC Finally Open

It's been a long road with plenty of potholes and a pandemic to deal with, but Salford's newest boxing club is finally open for business. Walkden ABC, in partnership with Maverick Stars Trust and located at Walkden town centre, has ...
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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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Chantelle’s off to Vegas

Most fighters can only dream of fighting in Las Vegas, but for Maverick Stars ambassador Chantelle Cameron it has become reality. Trained by fellow ambassador Jamie Moore, Cameron will defend her WBC super-lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Melissa Hernandez. ...
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Changing Lives in Liverpool

Derry Mathews has linked up with a homeless charity in Liverpool to provide free boxing sessions for young people. The project has proved so successful, five of the new recruits are looking to compete in the amateur ranks. The former ...
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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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Gyms Finally Reopen Their Doors in England

After an extended period of closure due to the CoronaVirus pandemic, boxing gyms up and down the country were finally able to reopen last week. Derry Mathews Boxing Academy, Timperley ABC, Wimborne ABC, Pat Benson's Boxing Academy and Paramount ABC ...
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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 – Mick Maguire

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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International Success for ‘Girls in Gloves’ Campaign

Since launching its 'Girls in Gloves' programme nearly two years ago, Wimborne ABC have already had success on the international stage. The 'Girls in Gloves' initiative, which aims to help tackle mental health problems and raise female participation levels in ...
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Jazza Gives Back at Easter

Ahead of his upcoming world title fight, Jazza Dickens has been collecting Easter Eggs for children in Liverpool. He is set to challenge Kid Galahad for the Sheffield fighter's IBF featherweight crown in 2021, but has still found time to ...
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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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Frampton Ready to Make History

On Saturday night, Carl Frampton has the chance to become Ireland's first ever three-weight world champion. A friend of Maverick Stars Trust, Frampton takes on Jamel Herring in Dubai for the American's WBO world super featherweight crown. Trained by our ...
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Box Ability in Liverpool

Young people with high needs have been given a huge boost at weekly 'BoxAbility' classes in Liverpool. Based at the Marybone gym headed up by former champ Derry Mathews, post-19 men and women from Flourish Further Education in Knowsley and ...
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Unsung Hero – Ciaran McVarnock

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. Ciaran McVarnock is ...
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Community Finally Gets to See Walkden ABC

On Saturday, Maverick Stars Trust coach Danny Wright got the opportunity to show local families around the new Walkden ABC. Working with Salford Youth Service, the gym has been ready for some time but is still unable to open its ...
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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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Fox ABC Continues to Wait

The Fox Amateur Boxing Club, home of former world champion Anthony Crolla, is still waiting to open its doors after its relocation to Avro FC. The club, which moved after a fire destroyed their old gym, has undergone a move ...
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Unsung Hero – Darren Flewers (nominated by Jamie Moore)

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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Competition Winners – Jane Couch MBE Signed Book

Nobody has done more for women’s boxing in recent times than the incomparable Jane Couch MBE. The ‘Fleetwood Assassin’ battled the authorities to win the right for women to box legally in the UK. She paved the way for the ...
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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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Caricatures For Our Ambassadors

Maverick Stars Trust's ambassadors have been made into caricatures, in a bid to promote their work with the charity across social media. Ellie Jack Illustrations has created seven images, starting with Team GB's Delicious Orie. Born in Moscow to a ...
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Unsung Hero – Ben Lancaster

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 our ...
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Jazza Aims for Redemption

Jazza Dickens is confident redemption will be his when he fights for the vacant IBF featherweight world title. The Liverpudlian is set to face Kid Galahad in the coming months, eight years after he was stopped by the Ingle trained ...
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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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Free School Meals in Hull from Monday

Former Commonwealth champion Tommy Coyle is joining the fight against hunger, as he prepares to give out free meals to children in Hull. Working in partnership with Maverick Stars Trust, Coyle joins the programme which already has support from the ...
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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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Lockdown Sessions for Local Schools

Walkden ABC has been providing basic boxing lessons to schools in the area, to keep pupils active during the latest lockdown. Maverick Stars' coach Danny Wright has put together six sessions teaching key skills in the sport, mixed in with ...
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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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Unsung Hero – Jimmy Lewis

Unsung Hero - Someone who does a great job but receives little or no recognition for it. That, by definition, is Jimmy Lewis. Founder of Fox ABC in 1978, Jimmy has helped thousands of kids from Manchester to find the ...
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Lending a Hand

He may be making great strides with Team GB, but a Manchester gym will always be home for a man helping the next generation. Conner Tudsbury has been back at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club from his Sheffield base, ...
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Steven Ward Ready for ‘The Mountain’

Steven Ward has weighed in for his clash with the former 'World's Strongest Man' Hafthor Bjornsson. A friend of Maverick Stars Trust, Ward is giving away a staggering 126lbs for the exhibition clash on Friday night in Dubai. 'The Quiet ...
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Gym Lessons for Young Dorset Boxers

Despite challenging circumstances, Wimborne ABC have managed to successfully launch their 'Athlete Academy'. Working in Partnership with Maverick Stars Trust and LeAF Studio School, head coach Dave Rimmer has created a unique boxing programme for fighters in school years 9-13. ...
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Coyle Joins Fight Against Hunger

Inspired by Marcus Rashford, former Commonwealth champion Tommy Coyle has signed up to take part in our 'Fit and Fed' programme. In partnership with Maverick Stars Trust, Coyle is planning to provide free meals for children in and around Hull. ...
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Frampton’s Waiting Game…

Carl Frampton is preparing for his chance to make history when he takes on Jamel Herring - but when and where that will be is anyone's guess! The friend of Maverick Stars is bidding to become the first three-weight world ...
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A Festive Family

Maverick Stars joined forces with other Salford businesses and volunteers to ensure that more than 50 families enjoyed a bit more festive cheer than anticipated. ViP companies boss Steve Wood made a generous donation to supply turkeys for needy families, ...
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Next Generation at Walkden ABC

Maverick Stars' coaches Aqib Fiaz and Danny Wright have been working with Salford Youth Service to deliver free boxing classes at the new Walkden ABC. Professional fighter Fiaz and former pro Wright coached eight kids per session, introducing them to ...
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DJ Nearly Ready

Delicious Orie will soon be a full member of Team GB, with passport issues close to being resolved. Born in Moscow to a Russian mother and Nigerian father, DJ was raised in Wolverhampton from the age of seven. He only ...
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Success for Maverick in the ring

Over the past few days, fighters associated with Maverick Stars have had huge successes in the ring. Last night, Lyndon Arthur (part of our 'in Your Corner' campaign) upset the odds with a phenomenal display to outbox and outpoint heavy ...
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Lyndon’s Time to Shine?

Lyndon Arthur gets the chance to shake up the domestic light-heavyweight scene this evening when he takes on 'The Beast' Anthony Yarde. Having been part of the charity's 'in Your Corner' campaign, Maverick Stars would like to wish Lyndon the ...
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Fifth Time Lucky?

Maverick Stars would like to wish our friend Martin Murray all the very best in his bid to finally win a world title when he takes on Billy Joe Saunders in London tonight. Trained by Maverick Stars ambassadors Jamie Moore ...
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Fox ABC ready to go again

With the help of Maverick Stars Trust, Fox ABC is set to open its doors to young people in North Manchester. The club have struggled to find a new home since a fire destroyed their old premises earlier this year, ...
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Boxing gyms battle on despite lack of funding

The government’s decision to leave boxing out of their £300m sports rescue package has put community gyms in danger. Without further financial help, it will soon become impossible for gyms to keep changing the lives of youngsters up and down ...
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Lomas joins the team

Maverick Stars Trust is delighted to welcome actor Jamie Lomas to our team of ambassadors. Lomas joins the team following his recent short film 'Lead Belly', where he plays an ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder whilst living on the ...
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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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A Delicious Welcome to Maverick Stars

Maverick Stars Trust has added another big hitter to its roster of ambassadors in the shape of top amateur Delicious Orie. The 23 year old, 6ft 6ins super-heavyweight is part of the GB Boxing set-up and has his sights set ...
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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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Food Community Hub Continues

Despite half term coming to an end, Maverick Stars is committed to continue providing free meals for children and families in need.   To date, more than 50,000 families nationwide have been fed since the start of the first lockdown. ...
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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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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' ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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JAMIE MOORE

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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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