Chatteris ex-Commonwealth champion boxer Jordan Gill setting up a foundation – Next Generation – using sport to help youngsters and his former school Cromwell College
Former Commonwealth champion boxer from Chatteris Jordan Gill is looking to make a difference in his community by setting up a foundation – Next Generation.
'The Thrill’ has teamed up with SSS Network, a non-for-profit social enterprise, to use the power of sport to impact young people, giving them opportunities he never had growing up.
The 25-year-old is looking to begin Next Generation later this year.
The member of Coldwell Gym has stated his desire to use his foundation as a way to give back to society, especially in his home county, focussing on areas of high-deprivation and lack of provisions for young people.
He said: “With Next Generation, I want to make a difference.
“I’ll be looking to work with a variety of young people on areas such as improving their health, both physically and mentally, whilst also allowing them to pick up communication skills and make new friends”.
Working closely with his father, Paul, who has coached him for more than 20 years, the former WBA International Featherweight champion who trains in Sheffield has his heart set on working in Cromwell Community College, his former secondary school
added: “Cromwell is very close to me, so to be able to go back and make a difference to the students that go there is important.
“I know what it is like growing up around that area, it has limited resources and it can be hard to reach through to the students. Hopefully I can do something to start changing its reputation”.
“I’m really excited to be working with Mark and SSS Network, they are already working with some many amazing people. I talked it over to see if joining the Network was for me.
“I’m glad to be on board. They are the best team to be with to help me achieve my goals.”
The orthodox fighter is working towards a world title fight and, upon hanging up his gloves, devoting all his time to the Next Generation foundation.
Founder of SSS Network, Mark Turner, said: “Upon meeting Jordan it was clear that he was very passionate about doing positive work in his local community. Jordan is a positive role model for lots of people across Fenland."
• SSS Network is a non-for-profit social enterprise which seeks to support like minded individuals and organisations who want to use sport for social good.
Logo image: SSS Network.