Lennox Lewis at Ces
Leeds will be the home of a new boxing academy, opening this week in the Yorkshire city and to be fronted by Britains former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis.
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Lewis, an Olympic gold medallist and world champion was seen as the perfect figurehead for the new initiative.
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It will help young people aged 12 to 16-years-old who are not in education, employment or training
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As well as boxing training, the academy will provide them with education, training and a qualification.
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The 12-week programme will introduce young people to boxing techniques, coaching methods, physical fitness and nutrition leading to a professional qualification that means they can coach future courses.
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Professional boxer Patrick Maxwell will be working as part of the academy team where those completing the course will receive a None Contact Preliminary Award ASDAN Sports and Fitness Award.
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Former world heavyweight champion Lewis is happy to be fronting the project:
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“I am proud to give my name to the Lennox Lewis Positive Futures Leeds project. It’s a fantastic to be associated with the scheme as I believe sport has a huge role to play in developing young people socially.”
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Positive Futures is a national sports and activities-based social inclusion programme for young people aged between 9 and 19.
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The Positive Futures Programme started in 2000 and was officially launched in 2001. There are 118 Positive Futures projects in total across England and Wales.
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Sessions are free and start on Friday 24 September 2010, running every Friday for 12 weeks from 9.30am to 11am at Leeds Martial Arts Centre, 2 Grant Avenue, Sheepscar. 

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