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Pudsey ‘boxercise’ takes kids off the streets

A West Leeds man will be delivering boxercise sessions to help give kids in Pudsey something productive to do on an evening.

Farnley man Peter Allison will deliver Boxercise sessions on a Friday evening at Pudsey Leisure Centre between 7.30 pm and 9 pm at the Friday Night Project.

Sessions are £1.50 or £1 with a BreezeCard.

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Mr Allison, a former Pudsey Grangefield pupil, is a personal trainer hopes the sessions will make a positive difference to young people. He said:

“I used to be 25 stone and I’m now half that. People were saying that I could inspire other people and that I should do it for a living. I’ve now become a personal trainer and just want to give something back to the community.

“Let’s help reduce anti-social behaviour in the town and, more importantly, help these young people in making a difference with their lives. Even if it is one small step at a time. “

Mr Allison hopes the boxercise sessions will provide some structure for young people. He said the sessions use concept-style boxing, are non-contact. He said the aerobic-style sessions are good exercise.

Other activities for youngsters in Pudsey include youth service sessions in St Andrew’s Methodist Church at 6.30pm on Friday evenings. Monday evenings sees the youth service in Pudsey Leisure Centre car park.

The Friday Night Project is a group for 13-19 year olds held at Pudsey Leisure Centre. The group offers a chance to take part in a variety of different activities with friends. More details here.

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