Gloves Not Gunz offers a range of diverse programmes that aim to divert and prevent young people from engaging in crime, reduce school exclusions, prevent young people from going into care, build community cohesion and increase participation in sport & physical activity.

We tailor our programmes to meet the demand of our service users so please contact us for more details.

Please see details below in relation to current programmes:


We provide 1:1 mentoring services to support young people. These sessions usually take place within local communities or education settings. Our workers provide a therapeutic type of mentoring that allows young people to explore emotions, barriers and work towards goals.

We have previously worked schools (as above), outreach, social care and youth offending teams.

Community Sports Sessions

Current Available Sessions 

(All below sessions take place at GNG HQ, Norbury Park, SW16 3LX)

Tuesdays (With Coaches Shaheen & Hannes)

17:00 – 18:00 Community Boxing Ages 7 – 12

18:00 – 19:00 Community Boxing Ages 13 – 18

Thursdays (With Coaches Shaheen & Hannes)

17:00 – 18:00 Community Boxing Ages 7 – 12

18:00 – 19:00 Community Boxing Ages 13 – 18

Fridays (With Coaches Pete & Shaheen)

17:00 – 18:00 Grapple Gang Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 7 – 12

18:00 – 19:00 Grapple Gang Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ages 13 – 18

* * Please note all young people must register online before starting a session**

School Support & Workshops

We deliver workshops and our education curriculum’s in mainstream schools, alternative education provisions and other settings (youth offending, youth clubs etc). These will include classroom work around personal development, managing emotions, life skills and specific topics such as crime, exploitation, county lines, weapons awareness, grooming, mental health, positive pathways and more. The sessions usually include a physical activity like boxing, yoga or Jiu Jitsu to help improve engagement and support young peoples physical/mental health.

We have previously supported Sutton council integrated youth service, Hammersmith & Fulham youth offending service, Croydon Oasis Academies, STEP academy trust, Harris academy and local pupil referral units.

Jon McAvoy

Community Outreach

Gloves Not Gunz run weekly community sessions in identified hotspots for crime and poverty. These sessions are open to all young people aged 8 – 19 and include sport plus education workshops. We provide youth workers and sports coaches, equipment and safe environments for young people to aspire.

We currently have community sessions in Thornton Heath, Shrublands, New Addington and Fulham.

Inspirational Talks and Staff Training

We have a wide range of speakers that have inspiring stories for young people, these talks are usually in relation to their own lived experiences of crime, care and education. The speakers discuss the barriers and how to overcome these barriers.

We also provide staff training to professionals on county lines, exploitation and gangs.

We have delivered talks Sutton integrated youth service, NHS speech and language conference, schools and at our local community sessions.


Boxing Braveheartz

Boxing Bravehearts

Grapple Gang

Grapple Gang

Urban Yogis

Urban Yogis

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