Mark is an ex-boxer with over 100 amateur bouts under his belt. He has been working as a boxing coach with young people for more than 10 years. He is currently Head Coach at Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club (ABC), where he trains the senior boxers, runs the club, and organizes both charity and open boxing shows/dinners.
Mark has seen how the interaction and focus that being involved in a structured training program, and particularly
the discipline involved in boxing has changed many young people’s lives.
Mark himself feels that boxing saved him from a downward spiral into a life of crime, so has a particular passion for engaging troubled and disadvantaged young people in boxing fitness. In doing so, he has delivered training sessions and mentoring to young people who are out of education employment, and training, have learning difficulties and behavioral problems, those on the edge of care, and gang members.
Mark prides himself on being able to deliver fun training sessions, which provide the young people with an outlet and an opportunity to build their own self-confidence and self-esteem, whilst also giving them the opportunity to experience the discipline that is required when engaging in boxing training.
Mark has also been involved in coaching numerous celebrities for both charities and films. Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Osbourne and Ben Shephard, to name but a few. He is also qualified as an ABA senior level three coach and can deliver the boxing tutor awards and he is a qualified youth worker and mentor.