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Empowering Young People Through Sport

BoxWise helps young people to build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities available to them.

About BoxWise

BoxWise is the flagship initiative of the Nick Maughan Foundation. Helping vulnerable young people make successful transitions to adulthood, BoxWise is a non-profit social enterprise which supports young people to develop essential life skills and thrive both in and outside of the ring.


Delivered entirely by accredited England Boxing coaches, BoxWise’s free 10-week programme offers disadvantaged young people a safe and controlled environment to channel their energies, whilst also providing respite from any difficulties at home and a free hot meal at every session.


Offering boxing training with a difference, the programme helps young people develop six core values: purpose, adaptability, imagination, discipline, emotional control, and teamwork, before providing practical advice and progression routes to help its graduates enter employment or further education.


With youth services suffering a 70% funding cut over the past decade, BoxWise cannot operate at a more critical time.

Young people training in boxing gym

Where We Are

BoxWise began with five venues across London and the non-profit has since gone national with 42 venues in locations such as Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, East Middlesbrough, and Telford, as well as disability boxing centres in Manchester, Pembrokeshire, and Sheffield. BoxWise is proud to have recently expanded internationally, with centres now open in South Africa, Uganda and Ireland. Venues in Brazil and Tanzania are coming soon.