I spent a really lovely Saturday morning recently photographing Champions 4 Change, a boxing club at St Thomas’ Church in Charlton that does outreach sessions for underprivileged kids, particularly child carers. I was massively impressed with the way the whole thing was run. There was a really positive atmosphere, and the kids were just great; they start learning boxing techniques and dong a lot of fitness work, then the teenagers are put through GB boxing qualifications and go on to help teach the over-40 classes, amongst other things.
I enjoyed the whole thing so much I ended up going back the following Tuesday to try out the Over-40’s class. I’d never done any boxing before, and I ended up really enjoying it; I’m hoping it will be a good complement to swimming as a way to keep fit.