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 Trust, young people participating in  ‘Sting Like A Bee’ will benefit from boxing training, along with leadership courses and employment opportunities.

The project will complement BFCitC’s ‘It’s Your Turf’  Premier League Kicks Targeted programme which breaks the cycle of youth violence within communities. BFCitC delivers more than 50 community programmes, helping people of all ages and backgrounds in Burnley and the surrounding area.

Ged Byrne, BFCitC Youth Crime Reduction Manager said: "It's fantastic to link up with Maverick Stars - a charity we know all about due to the work they do throughout boxing.

"We'll be working to get young people referred to the 'Sting Like a Bee' programme through our partners at Social Care, Youth Offending Team, Police Early Action and local schools. This is the start of a great collaboration!"

The ‘Sting Like a Bee’ project will be based out of 5-Ways Boxing Academy in Burnley,

"Like many towns, we have our problems in Burnley but projects like this are vital in helping guide our young people down the right road," said Head Coach Kevin Dand. "Anyone that's ever stepped in a boxing club will tell you what a positive environment it is.

"Along with helping kids get fit and healthy, it's great that we will be able to offer opportunities like doing coaching badges and first aid courses."

Sting Like a Bee – For Burnley