City of Kwinana and Deadly Sista Girlz boxing program helping empower women


Zona Lawrence, Sharni Smith, Lisa Longman (Director), Tanya Halliday (Youth Worker), Kadijatu Kemokai and Martha Reeves.
Zona Lawrence, Sharni Smith, Lisa Longman (Director), Tanya Halliday (Youth Worker), Kadijatu Kemokai and Martha Reeves.

COMPETENCE creates confidence.

This is the theme of a boxing program at Kwinana Requatic.

Run by the City of Kwinana’s Youth Team, the Deadly Sista Grilz program and a Young Boxing Woman Project representative, the boxing program helps young women build self-esteem and resilience.

The program is based on links between physical achievements in sport and achievement in education and careers.

The sessions involved 45 minute of boxing and 45 minutes of mental and emotional life skills.

One of the participants had suffered from extreme anxiety.

She is now engaging in conversations and is participating.

The program is open to females aged 12 to 18 years old.

Visit www.theyoungboxingwomanproject.com.

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