Prince Harry Pays a Visit to At-Risk Youth Boxing Club in London
The redheaded royal is getting in the ring to support important programs in England’s communities!
Prince Harry spent some time at the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club in London, England today (June 6, 2014) as a part of a campaign to raise awareness for programs that help at-risk youth, but also to shine a light on how athletics can teach hard work and help kids stay focused.
The prince intends to “develop his understanding of the sector and use his position to support the great work that is already taking place across the country to ensure that community sports groups continue to play a key role in improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people,” his spokesman said, via People.
During his visit, Prince Harry chatted with young boxers as they trained and sparred. The visit comes just days after Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest boxers, passed away at 74.
“No matter what your size, age or fitness, boxing is just fantastic,” the prince said. He asked a boxer name Ola Alausa, 25, “Are you going to be the next Muhammad Ali?”
This visit is just the beginning for the young prince, who, according to his spokesman, plans to visit numerous clubs that are “the unsung heroes in their towns and cities – to further his understanding of how sport can be used as a platform for education, training, employment and personal development.”