Jamie Moore Helps Launch Boxing Course
11th November 2014
Salford City College launched their new course for professional boxers last Thursday at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre, with the help of former British, Irish and European light-middleweight champion, Jamie Moore. The Activity & Fitness Leadership for Professional Boxers Level 2 NVQ will help learners to develop coaching and leadership skills, as well as providing them with media and interview skills to help them manage their public profile.
The course is bespoke to each boxer, and is flexible to suit the learner’s needs and schedule. Boxers can also earn as they learn, by working as boxing/fitness coaches for the duration of the course. The course was co-founded by national sports broadcaster and boxing author Dominic McGuinness.
“I’ve covered boxing throughout my reporting career and always felt more could be done to support fighters,” commented McGuinness. “This course is the result of long conversations with boxers, trainers, promoters and educators, and we hope it’ll make a huge difference to the lives of fighters, whatever their background or ability.”
“The course is practical and isn’t about sitting in a classroom, and the media and lifestyle elements are excellent and will help in so many ways,” explained Moore, who is now a professional boxing trainer and a leading pundit and reporter for Sky Sports. “This is exactly what the sport of professional boxing need; very few boxers make decent money yet they all have so much to offer.”
Salford City College are the first college to offer a course like this to professional boxers, and were the 2013-14 winners for Sport in the Curriculum.