We use the power of boxing to transform lives.
We're proud to work as a team to support absolutely everyone with their goals.
Everything we do is based on our values of aspiration, respect, integrity and empowerment.
We know the massive difference boxing, education and community support can make when it comes to empowering these positive changes, especially for vulnerable people and young people at risk. And we achieve this across Bright Star, through our Bright Star Boxing Academy, our Education provision and Community programmes.FIND OUT MORE
Our boxing academy is based in Shifnal, Shropshire. We run a variety of sessions to suit absolutely everyone, including our competitive amateur squad, open adult sessions and our Ministars for kids.
Bright Star Futures is our alternative education programme. We work with young people aged 10-16 who are finding a mainstream school environment challenging and who may be at risk of being permanently excluded or becoming NEET.FIND OUT MORE
We use a combination of boxing and talking in our Community sessions to support varied and vulnerable groups. These sessions include our Counterpunch mental health groups and mentoring.FIND OUT MORE
Thank you to Bright Star. The young people have opened up more than ever and we have been able to get the right support in place for them.
I am able to release my aggression in a positive way.
The students look forward to attending every week. The provision has improved their school experience.
We started as a boxing club, but we’re now so much more.
I’ve always tried to blame other people, I’ve not learned what I can control.
Bright Star has given me a future.
I now have the right people around me.
The coach has been through what I have been through. If he can change, so can I.
The programme has shown me how I can be in control. I am responsible and will achieve my goals.
Being around people that are going through the same things as me, but helping each other on the programme and in life shows me I'm not alone.