Hastings Giants Boxing Academy
Proud to support the Hastings Giants Boxing Academy.
The Hastings Boxing Academy has recently been established in 2015 by Craig McDougall and aims to instill discipline and provide a structure of Olympic style boxing to teach young boys and men how to be fit, well-mannered and active members of our community. The boxing academy in the past year has gained a reputation of engaging with troubled young men to teach them discipline through their involvement with boxing. Once students are enrolled with the boxing programme they will also be given the opportunity to experience other activities such as sailing, outward bound, swimming and high ropes confidence course, alongside leadership development, educational opportunities and employment. The HGBA aims to increase volunteer, wider whanau, parental/caregiver involvement, and provide positive male role models for these at risk young men. Mentoring these young men is a big part of what the academy offers.
As a corporate sponsor, several Strata Group employees are lucky enough to be able to attend twice weekly training sessions under the expert tutelage of former lightweight champion of New Zealand Craig McDougall. At these sessions we are able to catch up with what the HGBA is up to, meet some of the young academy members, be reminded of the values that the HGBA stands for, as well as working on our boxing skills and testing our fitness levels. Several staff members are also involved in a mentoring scheme where we can use our skills as engineers to encourage academy members to punch above their weight.
The Hastings Giants Boxing Academy is making a big difference in our community and Strata Group are proud to be a part of this.
Download the HGBA – Brochure for more info!