Who we are

Empire Fighting Chance is an award-winning sport for development charity with an inspiring team of coaches, therapists, and mentors. 

Since we began in Bristol in 2006, we have transformed thousands of young lives through boxing. Our heritage in the sport spans more than five decades running an inner-city boxing gym, creating many champions along the way.

Our mission

We use the power of boxing to fight the impact of inequality on young lives.

We have developed an approach for young people that seamlessly combines boxing and psychology, bound by an unwavering commitment to be ‘in their corner’.

Young people gain support in ways that are enjoyable and feel safe, encouraging them to turn up, trust us and go onto make positive changes to their lives.

Our work equips young people with the resources they need to build a better future. Young people use what they have learned to improve their mental health, reduce destructive behaviours, strengthen relationships and, ultimately, realise their unique potential. 

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