Youth Boxing Academy
Youth Boxing Academy The BBF is extremely proud of our pilot program launched in 2015 entitled “Youth Boxing Academy”, which is a 12 week After School Co-Curricular Introduction to boxing based at participating schools. Classes are offered to youth aged 12-18, and take place once a week. The program focuses on attitude, academics, cooperation and community.
We currently have twenty (25) students enrolled in the program and seek to expand over the next several months. The number of schools who have expressed an interest in having this program at present far exceeds our current ability to facilitate it. Our vision for 2020 is to establish an east and western Youth Boxing Academy program which connects with our central academy. Our certified coaches will teach the ARISE program.
Within the ARISE curriculum, students are to learn:
- Team Building
- Anger Management
- Gang Awareness
- Addiction Prevention
- Gun Resistance
- Violence Prevention
- Health and Nutrition
Fight For Peace
The Fight For Peace program is the Bermuda Boxing Federation’s vision for addressing the number of prevailing social issues which we have seen manifest in our community. Fight For Peace is an internationally recognized and research based program with proven results. This program was initially developed in the favelas of Brasil, and has been successful both in the streets of downtown Kingston, Jamaica and in urban areas of England. It uses boxing and martial arts combined with education and personal development to realise the potential of young people in communities affected by crime and violence. The pillars of the program are Boxing and Martial Arts, Education, Youth Leadership, Employability and Social Support.
Boxing Development Program
The Bermuda Boxing Federation supports the development of children 14 years and under through allocating equipment at no cost, sponsoring children who may come from families without the means to afford monthly training and by hosting youth focused events. Through these events the Boxing Development Program aims to highlight our younger athletes and to encourage both boys and girls to become involved in boxing at an early age.
National Boxing Team
The National Boxing Team represents our island in international boxing events with the goal of Bermuda once again achieving Olympic success.