Reading ABC

Location: Reading UK
Combat sport: Boxing
Focus areas: Youth at risk, reducing youth crime, education and youth leadership
Established: 1950’s
Joined the FFP Alumni: May 2014
Contact: Adrian Riley

Reading ABC is a well-established club that has been in existence since the 1950’s. It has had a re-emergence over the last 10 years since it’ s present head coach Adrian Riley took the reins to build it up to its former glory. Reading ABC is based in central Reading and is easy access for young people from across Reading. Reading ABC is also a member organization of Berkshire Youth another of our UKAP partners. Reading ABC has a vision of developing its capacity to deliver boxing, personal development and youth leadership to enhance educational achievement of young people. Eventually leading to a situation where other agencies refer to the club young people who need that support. A particular focus for Reading ABC is young people who have been excluded from mainstream education. While at the early stages of this development in 2014 Adrian has a great enthusiasm to make this work. Reading ABC provides a safe space where their junior members are encouraged to fulfil their potential in life as well as in the ring.