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08 May 2017

Ten of our volunteers and youngsters were privileged to see a special screening of the boxing film Jawbone at Cineworld. The feedback has been really positive with a number of our volunteers finding the movie inspiring. The film was shot in our city with some of our volunteers playing small part roles in the movie. Please go & watch this movie & support the good work going on in our city #engage #sports #sports #thisgirlcan #sports #stoke #staffordshire #boxing #jawbone

02 May 2017

We would just like to say thanks to Stoke-on-Trent City of Sport for the 10 VIP tickets for our volunteers & youngsters to watch an exclusive screening of Jawbone at Cineworld πŸ’₯πŸ‘Š #engage #jawbone #sports #boxing #thisgirlcan #roundhouse #stoke

30 April 2017

A big thank you to one of our youngest volunteers Aisha age 9 for helping to prepare goodies for the children attending our #thisgirlcan boxing sessions with their mothers. We really value all our volunteers that help out at Engage #ThisGirlCan #engage #volunteers #Boxing #stoke #staffordshire #sports

30 April 2017

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service doing community engagement work in partnership with Engage during the school holidays #thisgirlcan #engage #sports #stoke #staffordshire #boxing

30 April 2017

We received fantastic support from the local community during the Easter Holidays. We would also like to thank Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service for the support and talk they delivered to the young people at our #thisgirlcan boxing sessions. #engage #sports #boxing #stoke #staffordshire

21 April 2017

Phil Bardsley (Stoke City FC), Yaser Mir (Engage Communities) and a number of our partners speaking at the recent Premier League Kicks Tournament. Check out the video here ‬β€ͺπŸŽ₯

14 April 2017

Fantastic Kicks Football Tournament this week. Brilliant tournament organised & delivered by Stoke City with local partners. Check out our Easter Holidays timetable for more free activities next week πŸ’₯πŸ†βš½οΈ

14 April 2017

We have an exciting opportunity for a small group of young people we work with.

Some sections of Jawbone a new major British feature film starring Ray Winston about boxing were shot in the city some months ago and the film will premier in London in June however the city has been able to secure an exclusive VIP screening of the movie in the city a full two weeks before the premier!

The film makers are keen that young people (aged 15 or above only) who are involved in boxing are included in the VIP invite list.
We would like to identify 9 young people to attend the pre-screening here in the city on Saturday 6th May 2.30-5pm at CineWorld in Hanley.

The draft itinerary for this is detailed below.
14:30 Doors open
14:40 Welcome and Introduction – Mike Elliot, Producer EMU Films
16:20 Q & A Session featuring Mike Elliot, Producer – EMU Films Johnny Harris, Writer & lead actor, other actor – tbc, local support - tbc
17:00 Close

This should be a really exciting event for those invited but we need to confirm the guest list by Monday 17-4-17!

Please inbox us or speak to one of our staff members if you are interested in attending. You must have attended our boxing sessions to be eligible. Let us know why you would like to attend and why boxing is important for you.

Info about the film can be found here:

This event will also have a strong link to the City’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid and some very important guests so it’s a great opportunity to get more involved and perhaps showcase your work in a really positive light.

13 April 2017

Fantastic to see so many local services working together in the Easter Holidays to engage with young people. Well done to everyone βš½οΈπŸ†

11 April 2017

The mums & kids spent some fun time learning a new activity, getting fit & having fun at our #ThisGirlCan boxing session. The next session is on Thursday 2pm-3.30pm #engage #Boxing #stoke #sports #staffordshire

06 April 2017



28 March 2017

It was great to have Claire Greenwood from SASSOT visit us today. We would also like to say thanks to all the local services and agencies that have signposted women to our #ThisGirlCan female only boxing sessions. The boxing sessions are getting more popular every week #engage #RoundHouse #Boxing #ymca #sports #stoke #staffordshire

28 March 2017

Well done to all the women attending our #ThisGirlCan boxing sessions. The women are showing improvements every week, getting faster & stronger. This week we progressed to pad work combos :-) #engage #Boxing #stoke #sports #staffordshire #RoundHouse

26 March 2017



23 March 2017

FREE 5-a-side Football Tournament for ages 16+. The Premier League Kicks five-a-side competition will take place at Powerleague Stoke on Tuesday 11th April.

Delivered in partnership with the Port Vale Foundation, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Staffordshire Police and Engage Communities, the event aims to bring together different communities from across the city whilst promoting values such as fair play and respect.

If you would like to enter a team please inbox us or contact the phone number on the poster.


21 March 2017

Engage Female only boxing classes every Tuesday at the YMCA 10.30am-11.30am. The sessions are free to attend and are supported by the local county sports partnership #engage #Boxing #ThisGirlCan #burslem #stoke #staffordshire #sports

21 March 2017

The female only boxing sessions are going from strength to strength. It was another fantastic session which is already helping to improve fitness & confidence levels #engage #ThisGirlCan #Boxing #stoke #sports

16 March 2017

Boom Boom Cricket sessions have started in Shelton on the YMCA Astro under flood lights every Tuesday 6pm - 7pm.

14 March 2017

We would just like to take this opportunity to welcome Shaista & Rachel to our already excellent staff team and volunteers. Fantastic teamwork to get our latest female only #ThisGirlCan project off the ground #engage #Boxing #stoke #sports

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