Posted on 18th February 2014
Youngsters in Wirksworth and Middleton are being encouraged to put on their boxing gloves and take part in free OzBox training sessions.
The scheme involves sessions of non-contact boxing and fitness training which are free for all young people aged 11 to 19 years old.
The training classes will take place every Tuesday from 6pm at the Middleton Village Hall and will run throughout the holidays.
The OzBox sessions focus on encouraging young people to keep fit, lead healthy lifestyles and to take pride in themselves and their community.
OzBox also helps to deter youngsters from getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by providing a fun activity in a safe environment.
The scheme, which is recognised and supported by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE), is run by dedicated volunteers and all the equipment is provided at the classes.
Anyone wishing to take part is asked to wear sensible clothing with trainers or sports shoes.
To find about more call your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on the non-emergency number, 101.