Adil Anwar, Spencer Fearon and belt owner Darren Hamilton

Young people in four schools across the North West were treated to an inspiring visit from the British Light Welterweight champion  Darren Hamilton, and boxing promoter Spencer Fearon.
 
Darren and Spencer took time out of their busy schedules to spend time talking with students in Manchester, Accrington, Bolton and Rochdale and
encouraging them to follow their dreams.
 
The impact on the students was tangible. Mr Hussain, a teacher a Smithills School in Bolton, said: “It was a great morning and all the students really enjoyed it.  Both speakers talked about their experiences in life and in the boxing ring and touched on aspects such as respect, discipline and confidence.  I’m sure this visit will help inspire our pupils to pursue their talents and achieve their ambitions.”
 
Girls and boys from years 8 and 10 at Kingsway Park School were gripped by the story of Darren’s journey from homelessness to boxing glory. Self-confidence, he explained, was the key: “If you don’t believe in yourself, then no-one will.” He also emphasised the importance of character, and that money isn’t everything.
 
Later, Darren and Spencer were joined by Prizefighter champion and English Light Welterweight Champion Adil Anwar at Great Harwood Community Centre, where the trio participated in an interactive session with local young people – as well as giving them a chance to have their photos taken with the British Belt and Prizefighter trophy.
 
The visit was organised by Mosaic, as part of their mission to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds growing up in the most
deprived communities in the UK.
 
“Spencer Fearon and Darren Hamilton made a fantastic impact across the four schools they visited and were a credit to themselves and the sport.

They were then assisted by the Adil Anwar at the community centre in Great Harwood and they impact they made to the young people there was
unbelievable.” – Noordad Aziz, Mosaic, North West Regional Manager Read more about Mosaic’s work with young people

 
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