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Boxclever with Tommy Coyle and the Humberside Against Knife Crime Team

Posted: April 3, 2019

Local British professional boxer, Tommy Coyle is visiting North Lindsey College on Tuesday 30th April to give an inspirational talk to current students.

The event is being held with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner from 13:00-16:00pm in the College’s Events Centre.

Supported by the team leading the Humberside Against Knife Crime tour, the event aims to inspire young people in the local community through the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity as well as advising of the impact of carrying knives and getting involved with the wrong crowd.

Recently the Home Office approved funding following a bid from the Police and Crime Commissioner to help tackle young people becoming involved in violence and crime across the Humberside Police area. The Tommy Coyle Foundation and The Rich Foundation are partners working with the Commissioner’s office that will offer a positive impact on young people, keeping them away from crime, showing them that there is help and other options out there.

Emma Buttrick, Health and Social Care Tutor at North Lindsey College she said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the College and the wider community to get involved in such a positive project that can really make a difference.”

Following the session, the College will be visited by the Tommy Coyle Foundation bus, Boxclever Bus Stops. The bus comes complete with a boxing training area, weights and gym equipment as well as an upstairs lounge area with Xbox’s, iPads and games consoles. Students will be able to take part interactive activities further exploring issues around positive health and wellbeing. The bus will then tour the local area offering support to adults, young people and the wider community.

Tommy Coyle, said, “you don’t have to be the most talented individual in order to achieve success. If you are willing to work hard, make sacrifices and persevere when things don’t go to plan, you will eventually succeed and achieve your goal.”

For more information about Tommy Coyle’s story visit https://www.novastudios.co.uk/portfolio/how-do-you-have-a-happy-life-tommy-boxer/