FK Help Inspire Yorkshire’s Youth

We were asked by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation to find companies interested in getting involved in their ‘Sport for Change Initiative’ – a project aimed at engaging young people throughout the summer holidays.FK Box P186

Construction firm FK Group – which has an office in Doncaster – agreed to help fund the scheme which has more than 50 projects up and running across South Yorkshire, providing more than 900 hours of activities for up to 2000 young people.

FK CEO Francis Keenan said: “We are always keen to support local initiatives.  Having done similar initiatives close to our other offices in Altrincham and Romford, we were keen to get involved in something local to our Doncaster office too.

“Through our relationship with The Sport Community, we heard about the Doncaster Sport for Change project, and we thought it sounded like a great project that we wanted to support and be a part of.”

August 12th, 2016|

England Stars Swap Boots for Gloves

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Six England internationals swapped football boots for boxing gloves as the FA’s ‘Together for England Roadshow’ rolled into Manchester for an event organised by The Sport Community.

Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club was the venue as more than 30 young boxers took part in a coaching workout followed by a question and answer session.

Toni Duggan, Fara Williams, Jesse Lingard, Kean Bryan and James Wilson pose alongside the participants during the Together for England Roadshow at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club.

Toni Duggan, Fara Williams, Jesse Lingard, Kean Bryan and James Wilson pose alongside the participants during the Together for England Roadshow at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club.

Women’s World Cup bronze medallists Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) and Fara Williams (Liverpool Ladies) joined Manchester United duo Jesse Lingard (England U21s) and James Wilson (England U20s) as well as Manchester City ‘s Kean Bryan (England U19s) at the community hub.

Also on hand was tv pundit and former British and European light-middleweight star Jamie Moore.

Set up in 2007, the boxing club is run by local fire fighters who volunteer their time to support the Moss Side community by helping to develop the personal attributes of young individuals.

July 12th, 2016|

Altrincham Firm On Target With Boxing Programme

Working with charity The Sport Community, FK Group is funding a ‘Boxfit’ programme for women on the Broomwood estate, allowing them to train for free at Timperley ABC.

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The scheme has proved successful thus far, with classes oversubscribed.

FK Group is also helping young boxers at Timperley ABC progress towards elite level by funding amateur boxing shows, including an international showpiece event that took place at the Cresta Court Hotel on Friday.

The boxing shows provide vital competition for young fighters and keep them people motivated and inspired.

June 28th, 2016|