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August 22nd 2016
Wayne Elcock 42 was a Middleweight from Shard End, Birmingham who showed his teacher at his old school who said he wouldn't amount to anything what a bit of grit and determination can do. Wayne 5 foot 10 aka “Mad Dog” had one of the most careers illustrious of any Birmingham boxers in modern history. READ MORE
Box Clever, based at Solihull's St Andrew's Centre, has turned hundreds of children's lives around, reduced crime and boosted fitness, self-esteem and community-relations.
The scheme has been nominated for the PCC's Outstanding Community Project award, the winners of which will be announced at a ceremony on July 13 at The REP in Birmingham.
NOVEMBER 7TH 2014
7th July 2014
Former World Middleweight champion sets his goals high and his road to helping his local community, long and smooth.
The Coleshill Post popped in to visit the Shard End boy who came good. We found out what the Former World champion is doing now he has given up fighting in the ring. READ MORE...
13 December 2013
The Box Clever scheme run by former boxer, Wayne Elcock, will get £5,000.
He said: "The project was created to stop anti-social behaviour, to get kids to engage with sport instead."
The former British middleweight champion said the scheme, based in Chelmsley Wood, had helped young people in Birmingham, Walsall and West Bromwich.
He said the cash would allow them to extend the project to Wolverhampton.
14 Sep 2013
Proud Brummie middleweight Wayne Elcock is accustomed to collecting titles, belts and honours. This week he added to the list ... without throwing a punch.
He has been chosen by the WBC to become an Honorary Global Ambassador in recognition of the devotion he has put in for work in the community and for the help he has given West Midlands Police through his Box Clever business.
June 2013 BIRMINGHAM MAIL
A boxing programme set up by Birmingham’s former world champion Wayne Elcock was hailed a knockout success by police.
Officers said yob behaviour and crime had been slashed in the Craig Croft area of Chelmsley Wood thanks to the boxing classes he launched in the area.
Elcock, 39, was asked by the Chelmsley Wood Neighbourhood Team to start a programme after tensions were heightened by the fatal stabbing of Lance Gregory, who was knifed by a former friend in the area last November. READ MORE..
OFFICERS from the Chelmsley Wood neighbourhood policing team are hoping to deliver a knockout blow to anti-social behaviour with the help of a boxing project.
And teaming up with them in the 'blue corner' is Birmingham born Wayne Elcock, who will be helping youngsters in the Craig Croft area to become 'Box Clever.'
The Box Clever scheme aims to not only improve fitness but to also help youngsters with discipline, respect, motivation and prevent them from becoming engaged in anti-social behaviour.
Former British middleweight champion Wayne Elcock is ideally placed to speak to the youngsters about the benefits of boxing. READ MORE..
From The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins on 30 May 2012
A 19 year-old from Castle Bromwich has been awarded the Cooperative Local Hero Award in a ceremony at the North Solihull Sports Centre.
Lee Coleman, who left school in July 2011, was given the award by Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins, in recognition of his volunteer work... READ MORE
10 May 2012
Young people from Walsall are boxing clever – with the help of their local police and the local authority's youth service.
Due to the success of the pilot scheme in February further funding has been awarded by the Integrated Young Peoples Support Service (IYPSS) Walsall to run another six week course. READ MORE..
YOUNG people from Walsall are boxing clever - with the help of their local neighbourhood teams. As part of an initiative to offer positive activities to young people in the borough, the brand new boxing sessions have been set up at Walsall police station.
The club will launch during the 1st week in February and will initially run for 6 weeks. During this period, the trainees will receive professional coaching from former world champion boxer – Wayne Elcock. Read More...
YOUNGSTERS from the Cranmore Estate will be picking up some top boxing tips from a seasoned professional this Friday (28 October) as part of a week-long project to promote sport in Shirley and tackle anti-social behaviour over the half-term holiday.
'Sports Week' is aimed at encouraging children from the area who are aged between 8 and 14 to get involved in sport from an early age with a series of fun activities.
Birmingham boxer and former British & World Middleweight Champion Wayne Elcock has been recruited to finish the week off with the kids in an outdoor mobile boxing ring, teaching them some boxing moves and fitness routines. Read more...
Young people from Billesley are boxing clever - with the help of their local neighbourhood police.
A new club has been launched this month as part of an initiative to offer positive activities to young people. The weekly sessions offer professional coaching from former world champion boxer Wayne Elcock.
Local police say they identified a need for positive activities for young people in the area to provide an alternative to hanging around on the street and to teach valuable life skills. Read More..
Former World Champion boxer Wayne Elcock pulled no punches when he met dozens of budding young sports coaches from across the West Midlands.
Wayne was a big hit when he gave a rousing speech as he revealed what it takes to become a champion in your chosen field.
Among the audience were young people from across Birmingham, Coventry and Worcestershire who are dreaming of becoming sports coaches with the support of not-for-profit organisation Pertemps Coachright. Read more..
Wolverhampton Police are working closely with partners in areas that are known to be affected by urban street gangs. One of the areas is Pendeford, where boxer Wayne Elcock has begun working with children at Dovecotes Primary School. Read more
Birmingham Mail July 24th 2010
Wayne Elcock visited the former British middleweight title-holder was invited to spend a day at Park Hall school, in Castle Bromwich, to give youngsters a taste of the sport. He taught them how to stand, how to balance and how to maintain their fitness levels. But when it came to packing a punch, it was the girls who proved a knock out. Read more
Former British and WBU World Middleweight Champion, Wayne Elcock, showed off his punch and jab at the launch of Solihull Council’s new Neighbourhood Sports Programme.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ian Courts joined Birmingham-born Elcock for the morning of activity at North Solihull Sports Centre on Monday 26 July.
The new programme is a mixture of free open sessions which all young people are welcome to attend. In addition there are sessions for young people who have offended or are at risk of becoming involved in crime and anti-social behaviour.
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