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Seconds Out…. Gloves Up

Emily Spurrell, Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner joined forces with boxer and author Billy Moore to engage young people in learning – through boxing.

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Weapons Down, Gloves Up gives young people the opportunity to knuckle down and train to become an engineer. Aimed at young people not in education, employment or training, the programme gets them back in the ring through raising self-esteem and coaching in self-discipline.

The scheme has the considerable backing of Aintree based civil engineering company, DT Hughes.

Once gaoled for drugs offences and facing a battle against cancer, Billy Moore has since become an inspiration to young people and the prized fighter shared his real life experience at the launch, saying: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

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