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Fight like a girl

Published: November 29, 2022 4:55pm

Young women gain self-esteem and confidence in boxing program, Coming Out of the Shadows.

Learning how to throw a punch followed by a yarn and some food has kept the girls coming back for more!

For six weeks throughout August and September, a group of young women attended weekly boxing sessions from the Coming Out of the Shadows program delivered by PCYC in collaboration with Kununurra Warriors Boxing Club, Headspace, and Boab Health.

Through boxing, yarning, and education, the Coming Out of the Shadows program sought to increase self-esteem, general mental well-being, stress and anxiety management, as well as health education for at-risk young women.

It was incredible to see the difference in the girls that participated. By the end of the six weeks, each girl reported that their self-esteem and confidence had increased.

Kununurra PCYC Boxing