Boxing saved my life ... I've been a boxer for such a long time it's in my blood.
Mark Reigate 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 and is currently Head coach at Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club in Lambeth, South London, where he trains the senior boxers, runs the club and organises both charity and open boxing shows/dinners.
Mark has seen how the interaction and focus that being involved in a structured training programme, and the discipline involved in boxing particularly 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.
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