World boxing authority honours Finsbury Park club that keeps kids of the streets

PUBLISHED: 16:52 14 September 2013

Young boxers from Caris along with Planet Zero reprasentatives and Frankie the club mascot (centre)

Young boxers from Caris along with Planet Zero reprasentatives and Frankie the club mascot (centre)


One of planet’s foremost boxing authority came to Finsbury Park on Sunday to praise a club that helps homeless young people stay off the streets.

Caris Boxing Club, who train at Pooles Park Primary School, in Lennox Road, received a visit from World Boxing Cares, the charitable arm of the World Boxing Council and Planet Zero, another boxing charity, in appreciation of the good work the club does with vulnerable youngsters.

As well as providing tracksuits of the members, they brought the WBC world title belt down for everyone to have their picture taken with.

Sam Hadfield, founder of Caris, said: “It was such a buzz everyone holding the belt. It was really nice of the WBC and we all really appreciated it. And the bes thing is they said they might be able to provide us clothing in the future - jeans as so on for the homeless lads to wear. We are so grateful.

“I have to say than you to Pooles Park as well, without them we wouldn;t have anywhere to go.”

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