GLOVES NOT GUNZ


Gloves Not Gunz supports the community to tackle youth violence and crime. We offer mentoring and education to young people using the art of boxing as a tool for engagement. Youth violence and crime is everyone's responsibility.

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MEET THE TEAM


Adam Ballard?

ADAM BALLARD - CO-FOUNDER.GNG BOXING COACH & YOUTH CRIME PRACTITIONER.

Adam has been running Croydon Boxing Club for the past 6 years and has competed in Muay Thai Boxing under world famous coach Kieran Keddle. Moving to Amateur boxing, Adam found a love for coaching and mentoring young people. Since 2010 Adam has been a qualified boxing coach and has built up fantastic relationships in his local community of Thornton Heath. His role within the community has led to him mentoring young people and diverting them away from crime. Families within the community will often lean on Adam for support. Adam is currently training to become a qualified youth worker.

Why choose Us?

BEN ECKETT - CO-FOUNDER.GNG BOXING COACH & YOUTH CRIME PRACTITIONER

Ben currently works as a Crime and Antisocial behaviour practitioner in London Tri Borough. He has over 10 years of experience working with young people and communities within education, youth work and children services settings. Ben is a qualified youth worker, level 3 counsellor and personal trainer and is involved in many sports including boxing, surfing, swimming, football and calisthenics.

P

PRECIEUX (BUT WE CALL HIM P!)YOUTH COMMITTEE MEMBER

P is 17 years old and is enrolled in a Business Studies course at South Thames College. An aspiring boxer of whom Adam holds in high regard, P states: "I got involved in 'Gloves not Gunz' because I was involved in dangerous activities that I shouldn't have been; Gloves not Gunz is a good way to keep busy and stay out of trouble".

Marques?

MARQUESYOUTH COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marques is 12 years old. He has had one Boxing bout and performed brilliantly. Marques stated: "since I've started Boxing at Gloves not Gunz I've loved it and have felt more productive. I got involved because I want to help young people in the community get off the streets and be more productive with their lives."

OUR PROGRAMS


WE OFFER A RANGE OF PROGRAMS TO HELP FIGHT AND RAISE AWARENESS OF YOUTH VIOLENCE AND CRIME.
HOVER OVER THE IMAGES BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE DO.

OUR PARTNERS



CROYDON ABC BOXING CLUB
We are proud to be partnered with Croydon ABC Boxing club. We are based in their boxing gym in Norbury Park. We encourage young people to join the club. Click the logo below to visit their website.



METROPOLITAN POLICE
We are working with the Met Police to make our community a safer place to live in. We plan to support our comminuty's relationship with the police to help resolve attitudes and experiences.


BOXFIT
Boxfit have kindly given a reduced rate on clothing and equipment for the project. Visit their site via the logo below.


MEDIA


Use the links to key reports and videos below for more information on the effects and causes of youth violence.

TED TALK

Jeffrey Brown explains how youth violence was cut in Boston by 79 percent.

REPORT

Reducing Gun Violence - The Boston Gun Project's Operation Ceasefire.

TED TALK

Nadine Burke-Harris explains how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.

TED TALK

The Real Roots of Youth Violence - Craig Pinkney.

RSA Talk

'Closing the opportunity gap' delivered by social theory expert Professor Robert Putnam.

REPORT

'Social Media as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence.'

Customer Testimonials

I believe that we can end the era of violence in our cities. It can't just come from folks who are burning themselves out in the community. They need support. They need your help.

Jeffrey Brown Key player in the "Boston Miracle" that lowered youth crime and gang violence.
Customer Testimonails

It's important that we know the root cause, so we can apply ourselves accordingly.

Craig Pinkley [on youth violence] Criminologist & Urban Youth Specialist

OUR LOCATION

You can find us at:
Norbury Park Pavilion
(off Green Lane), SW16 3LS
Contact Us:
Phone us on: 07534 363386
Email: info@glovesnotgunz.com