Nicola Adams puts Fight for Peace boxers through their paces
20/10/2018 – Two time Olympic gold medallist and current WBO interim world super-flyweight champion, Nicola Adams OBE, paid a visit two our London Academy on 16th October in her capacity as Fight for Peace Ambassador.
Over the course of the visit, the boxing champion joined a workshop with Fight for Peace’s Lutadoras, and took part in a special mixed ability boxing session with athletes aged between 7 and 25 years old. Lutadoras is a female only programme at the London Academy which promotes personal development and empowerment through a combination of combat sports, workshops and support services.
Fresh off her recent title winning performance in the ring, Nicola strapped on the pads to take some of Fight for Peace’s promising young fighters – both male and female – through their paces.
“Having Nicola join us at Fight for Peace always has such an inspiring impact on everyone involved in our work, and this visit was no exception. Supporting more women and girls is a key focus for us at the London Academy and our Lutadoras took a huge amount away from spending time with a champion like Nicola, both during their meeting and later in the boxing gym”, explained Jacob Whittingham, Head of the London Academy.
“It’s not just our female members that benefitted of course, Nicola’s success in and out of the ring is unprecedented and being in her presence, learning from her and having the chance to train with her is hugely motivating for us all. We are already excited for her next visit”, added Jacob.
Nicola Adams first became involved with Fight for Peace in 2012 and she has been an Ambassador for our organisation since 2015. Over the past three years, she has visited both our Rio de Janeiro and London Academies as well as appearing at a number of events alongside our young people and team of staff.