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Bruno: Young people are learning about discipline and respect

16 Mar 2016
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Former heavyweight champion sees PL4Sport Boxing scheme in action with Crystal Palace

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno was back in the ring recently to see how the Premier League 4 Sport initiative is helping young people to develop a sporting habit for life.

The 54-year-old was on hand to take part in drills and speak with youngsters taking part in a programme run by the Crystal Palace Foundation for a Match of the Day Premier League Community Feature.

"It's so nice that Crystal Palace and the Premier League are getting involved," Bruno said. "[The young people] are learning about discipline, manners, respect and not being a bully."

He was joined by Crystal Palace midfielder Hiram Boateng and Under-21 player Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong at the Frank Bruno Boxing Academy in Orpington.

What is Premier League 4 Sport?

  • Premier League 4 Sport, run in partnership with Sport England, uses the appeal of football and the club badge to engage young people in 12 different sports
  • To date 3,727 young people have engaged in PL4S Boxing since the sport it was brought into the programme in Sept 2013
  • Crystal Palace are in their first year of the PL4S programme and have already successfully engaged 64 young people in their weekly satellites boxing clubs

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