Solihull kids prove It's a Knockout for anti-social behaviour
27 October 2011
YOUNGSTERS from the Cranmore Estate will be picking up some top boxing tips from a seasoned professional this Friday (28 October) as part of a week-long project to promote sport in Shirley and tackle anti-social behaviour over the half-term holiday.
'Sports Week' is aimed at encouraging children from the area who are aged between 8 and 14 to get involved in sport from an early age with a series of fun activities.
Birmingham boxer and former British Middleweight Champion Wayne Elcock has been recruited to finish the week off with the kids in an outdoor mobile boxing ring, teaching them some boxing moves and fitness routines.
PC James Rencher, from Shirley South neighbourhood team, said: "We're keen to get the young people involved in positive activities now and steer them away from the kind of anti-social behaviour that can sometimes stem from boredom.
"We ran a scheme during the summer holidays and will be working with the council on similar projects in the future."
The project is funded by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council's Neighbourhood Sports Programme and supported by Solihull Police.
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