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Case studies

A Different World: J left a life of crime to work in the theatre. He ended up at Ridley Scott Associates, who are now backing him to create a documentary film on his life. This aims to challenge the way young gang members perceive their choices and to destroy the myth that  their chances of success are unlikely. Read more ...

A Fresh Start: SM, whilst serving a prison sentence, took his first steps to gaining employment and earning an honest living by starting a work placement at Fitzroy Lodge ABC. Read more ...

ASB to ABCBy the age of 11, CM was on the anti-social behaviour (ASB) list and he had been excluded from a number of schools, arrested a number of times and had three outstanding court cases. After taking up boxing training, his behaviour dramatically improved. He attained 100% attendance at school and came off the ASB list. Read more ...

Boxing Therapy: When Giz discovered boxing, he found something that gave him an escape from a hopeless life of crime. Giz has since set up a boxing programme for other young people from disadvantaged backgrounds - a worthwhile endeavour doing something he loves: teaching boxing! Read more ...

Carney's Coaches: Seven Carney’s Community volunteer coaches successfully delivered a boxing fitness training program for over 30 young people, for two hours a day, three days a week for two weeks during the summer of 2013. Read more ...

CC’s Testimonial: Carney’s Community helped CC, a young offender, find work with a film company. He then went on to get himself a job with a high class hotel in central London. Read more …

Get Fit Fast: Arnold was excluded from school and referred to Carney’s Community. He excelled in sports but struggled to focus on his studies. Our mentoring programme helped him focus on both and with our help Arnold went on to set up our highly successful Get Fit Fast sessions. Read more ...

Jovan Young's Testimonial: Jovan is a perfect example of someone who has experienced the full cycle of receiving support (from Coaches Mark Reigate and Mick Carney) to succeeding in his chosen field and now being a positive male role model to many other young people, hoping to change their lives for the better! Read more ...

Real Talk ProjectMost official programmes don’t provide the long-term support often necessary to help persistent young offenders turn their lives around. This study shows how extended support can help offenders break the cycle of repeat offending; break down barriers between offenders and the police and different communities; reduce the stigma of past bad behaviour; and ultimately lead to them finding paid employment. Read more ...

School Boxing Fitness Sessions: A school was so impressed with the results of a PE boxing trial where pupils learned discipline, self-control, improved concentration, boosted fitness levels and improved their confidence that they have extended sessions into 2014. Read more ...

Work Experience: Hundreds of London Nautical School students have gained valuable experience from Carney’s Community and Fitzroy Lodge ABC. One in particular has been a major success. He was at risk of permanent exclusion from school but following his Lodge experience he became focused and due to complete all of his GCSEs at school. Read more ...