Boxing opportunity for students at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

The ill-gotten gains of criminals have been used to start an after schools boxing club in Oldbury. With proceeds from the Crime Act funding of £1,000 to fund a 12-week club at Warley Boxing Club for youngsters from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy.

Boxing at Sandwell

The donation to the club was thanks to Gary Capewell from Oldbury Neighbourhood Policing Team.

West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said:

"I was so impressed with this club when I visited as the students were incredibly strong and disciplined and the coaches were an absolute credit to the community.

"This club has been funded by POCA cash, meaning the ill-gotten gains of criminals have been spent on something good and worthwhile for the benefit of law abiding citizens."

Sgt Carewell stressed the importance of the club and said:

"The club has been a good for students' development but also allowed them to interact with the police in a positive light. After 12 weeks there will be follow up classes within the school that all students will have access to and the students attending have really thrown themselves into it."