Charlotte Leslie

The latest quote from Charlotte Leslie is: “But that's exactly what boxing clubs provide. So for kids who haven't got any of those things, the boxing club is there. They are themselves, they are a boxer. They are there to be part of the club, win competitions or just become a better boxer, and their community is their boxing club.”. It comes from the The importance of boxing article. You’ll find on this page 2 articles with Charlotte Leslie quoted on topics such as boxing and prison. Charlotte Leslie has been quoted 8 times in 2 articles.

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"What do human beings need to be happy? They need a sense of identity – who am I? A sense of purpose – what am I here for? And a sense of community – who am I with? And if kids are not given that through mainstream society, through school, they feel[...]

"But that's exactly what boxing clubs provide. So for kids who haven't got any of those things, the boxing club is there. They are themselves, they are a boxer. They are there to be part of the club, win competitions or just become a better boxer, a[...]

"It's just the chance of whether boxing intervenes in someone's life or not and they have the chance to get involved in it which decides whether they're an Olympic medal winner or in prison,"

"The government needs to be able to produce the scientific evidence we have to show that someone's less likely to break into your front room in a violent armed robbery if they've been boxing than if they haven't,"

"This is the first study that I know of being done for prisoners in boxing, and I really hope the results show what most of us would expect them to show. This would play a major role in completely resetting people's attitudes to what boxing is.

"I would really hope that if we can find some statistical data that civil servants and people can look at and see that boxing actually works, this could be the beginning of really putting boxing in a different setting,"

"We have a massive problem in our prisons, often people go in with a petty offence and come out as a much more hardened criminal. Our prisons tend to make people worse, not better, and I think a lot of it is because the system doesn't yet understand[...]

"The more I looked at it the more I found that boxing was very, very under-utilised from what we know anecdotally boxing can do to turn people's lives around, and I began looking at areas in young offenders institutes and certain very forward-thinki[...]

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