Jon’s box of tricks

SOCCER fanatic Jonathan Moore switched sports to try Muay Thai boxing — and has now gone into business, thanks to the Sported charity.
The 24-year-old south Londoner had been to the US on a college soccer scholarship but the funding dried up and he came home.

He says: “I was depressed when I got back — my American dream had been ruined. Then I started doing Muay Thai boxing at the Thai Boxing Community Centre in Croydon.

“Through the money that Sported gave the club I got a role as team leader of a multi-sports project called the Box Office, working with young people like myself who were unsure what to do with their lives.
“I got my confidence back and decided to set up my own business that would be based around selling sports programmes to schools. Now my company, JAM Total Sport, is funded by Sported.”

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4767855/Boxing-star-Perry-Draycott-talks-about-Sported-charity.html#ixzz2K1OWbg7v

Box office young people do community fund raising.

Thank you to all the TBCC fund raising team for their tremendous effort at Tesco. We raised a phenomenal £388 which will be put to a great cause.

Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, visits Thai Boxing Community Centre.

This week Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, visited the Thai Boxing Community Centre in Thornton Heath where he met with a group of young people from the Centre’s Box Office programme. During the visit he saw Michael Calunga receiving the Jack Petchey award for outstanding achievement in our community.

The Box Office is a membership club where young people, both male and female and aged from 11 years to 25 years meet in a safe and secure environment to develop their physical, social and life skills in a programme led by Jonathan More of JAM Total Sport assisted by volunteers from the Thai Boxing Community Centre.

Gavin said: “Schemes like The Box Office operate all across Croydon, and play a huge role in strengthening our community. I’m proud to live in and represent an area where so much good voluntary work is going on, with young people like Michael leading the way to make our town just that little bit better.”

Contacts:
Sam Nankani on 07552 162638 or at thaiboxingcommunity@gmail.com
Jonathan Moore on 07915 440362 or at jonathanamoore@jamtotalsport.com

The Box Office.

The Box office sponsored by Sportid is proving to be a great success with the numbers growing by the week; the young people are really enjoying the fun packed multi-sport sessions mixed with muay thai.

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CVA Certificates.

Our young volunteers received certificates from CVA (Croydon voluntary action), acknowledging there achievements within the community.

CVA Certificate

ITOL Certificates.

Our young volunteers received certificates for ITOL Ubuntu Community Peer Coaching Course through project change sponsored by the Home Office

ITOL Certificate

Jack Petchey Award.

Kerone Davis was chosen for our Jack Petchey award. The young peoples feedback spoke about his approachable and friendly nature. Coming through TBCC himself all the way to becoming a volunteer is a testimony to the TBCC and what can be achieved if a young person stays focused.

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TBCC Outing.

Jonathan Moore spent his £200 Jack Petchey award on the thai boxing community group members to go Go Carting at Hodorson race track. Here is a picture of the group enjoying their day on 7th of April 2012

REGIONAL CELEBRATION EVENT

TBCC celebrates alongside the Jack Petchey Foundation, their first nominated achievement award winner, Gavin, at the Regional Celebration Event held in Sutton on 29.February 2012. Along with many other young winners of this inspiring Foundation, Gavin was presented with a medallion and had the opportunity to meet the Major of Sutton. An awesome evening!!!

THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE

Thai Boxing Community Centre were invited on the 26/02/12 to Acts Christian Church in Thornton Heath to speak about Health and the benefits of exercise. Jonathan Moore demonstrated a few basic exercises and stretches and Sobhraj Nankani spoke about the importance of exercise and the benefits to our health and life. We would like to thank Bishop Mark Nicholson and Pastor Raymond Morris for asking as to be a part of such a wonderfu day.

JACK PETCHEY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER

Thai Boxing Community Centre are proud to present their first nominated winner, Gavin Levy, for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. Gavin was nominated by his peers and the staff at TBCC for his outstanding effort, consistency and hard work. He also commits himself not only to learning Thai Boxing but also helping others learn the art by being a voluntary assistant instructor. Gavin’s hard work has enabled him to participate in competitions and do extremely well in them.

We’ve only just been successful with our application to be a part of this scheme and we are very excited about our involvement with it. We see the wonderful way in which it encourages us to celebrate and recognise our young people’s achievements no matter how small they may be but this is important in helping to keep young people motivated.

The winner is presented with a £200 cheque, certificate and badge. They then can choose what they want the money to be spent on to benefit the young people of TBCC ( they select from their wish list or anything else). They later in the year get the opportunity to attend an area presentation award event to receive a medal and meet the founder Jack Petchey himself and other winners. This award is done three times a year so lookout for our next winner. Gavin chose to has new thai pads Congratulations Gavin –keep up the good work!

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FIGHTING FIT helps local vulnerable youths

Fighting Fit is a project held at the Thai Boxing Community Centre in Thornton Heath. The aim of the project is to work with organisations supporting vulnerable groups in the community. Founded by Sam Nankani, its objectives are to promote the health, fitness and well being of members, using Muay Thai boxing as the focal point. Participants embark on a 10 week course where they are encouraged to set personal targets. Working in a structured, supportive environment they learn the foundations of good health, fitness. Basic self defence skills are incorporated alongside Muay Thai boxing techniques. The course is offered as a 10 week ‘taster’ and certificate given on completion at Thai Boxing Community Centre. Please contact Sam Nankani for further details.