London Sport Awards 2021 nominees: The Young Londoners Award - Power Mobile Gym

A COMMUNITY organisation in Woolwich that helps young people through boxing has been nominated for The Young Londoners Award, in association with Sported, at the London Sport Awards.

Power Mobile Gym is a community interest company that prides itself on empowering young people through boxing but also through employment pathway programmes and CV development.

Shannia Richardson-Gordon, from Beckenham, is the director, founder, and head coach of Power Mobile Gym and launched the organisation in January 2020….

One of UK's youngest boxing coaches Shannia Richardson-Gordon shares her story with GMSW

Boxing is full of highs and lows where champions compete under the bright lights of huge arenas but boxing has a special underbelly that touches many layers beyond just the big pay-per-view fights.

Boxing at a community level has a beautiful feel to it, the sport has the ability to change lives, save and inspire people beyond belief and bring people together for good….


Shannia Richardson-Gordon, aged 19, is a coach with Boxing Futures and the Limehouse Boxing Academy. Passionate about how the sport can help others, she travels all over London to teach non-contact boxing and boxercise to mental health patients, people with disabilities, and young offenders.

Richardson-Gordon is part of the UK’s first Movers List, which has been compiled by Lucozade Sport to recognise 50 individuals whose volunteering, charity work, or dedication to sport and exercise has inspired local communities….

'I can see the impact': Student helps youngsters with free boxing classes

A young woman is using her love of boxing to offer free sessions to youngsters in a bid to reduce knife crime and childhood poverty.

Shannia Gordon, who was born and raised in Chadwell Heath, runs the classes for 13- to 20-year-olds across south and east London.

Her inspiration came when a young fighter at a club she was coaching at said he would give up the sport after a defeat.

“I said to him: ‘Have one boxing session with me and if you still want to quit boxing, fair enough. I won’t charge you.’ And from there, it just took off….

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