Getting back in the ring
So many great ideas were shared - highlights from our exchange include:
Re-engage young people through outreach and detached youth work. Go to where young people are and talk to them about what they would like to see and do in the gym. Talk to parents about what you are doing and how you are working with young people to keep them safe.
Offer a variety of in person and online sessions. We have seen that not all our members feel confident to come to the gym. Continue to deliver online sessions, as well as re-introducing face-to-face sessions that follow social distancing guidelines. Make sure members have the opportunity to shape both online and in person sessions, so they remain responsive to what is happening in their lives.
- Stay in contact. Stay in regular contact with your members. Use different approaches to keep everyone informed about the different opportunities available in your gym. Use social media as well as phone calls and messages to keep them up to date on what is happening and changes that are taking place due to changing guidelines.
- Vulcan Learning Centre: https://www.vulcancentre.co.uk/
- Gloves not Gunz CIC: https://glovesnotgunz.org/
- Switch Up CIC:https://www.marcellusbaz.co.uk/switch-up/
- Sheffield City Boxing Club: https://www.sheffieldcityboxingclub.org/
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