We connect people with special needs to sport through boxing.
ABOUT BOXING WITHOUT BARRIERS
Boxing Without Barriers is a non-contact boxing program for children, youth, and young adults (ages 7+) with special needs. Classes run on Sunday mornings, from 9-10am at the Beaver Boxing Club in Little Italy. It is open to individuals with a wide range of abilities and is designed for participants to exercise, learn to box, and have fun.
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MEET OUR COACHES
Coach & Social Media Team Lead
As a two-time Canadian champion, and internationally winning boxer, Marija brings an elite skill set in boxing and coaching to our team. A full-time public servant, Marija lends her expertise in communications to help with our social media. Marija also serves as Vice President of Boxing Without Barriers.
Kasia began her volunteer role in a "behind the scenes" capacity and quickly stepped up to becoming a coach. Her ability to build rapport with participants makes her a role model for volunteers and athletes alike. Kasia is also trilingual and can work with our athletes in both English and French (and Serbian!).
One of our first coaches, Dallas has brought a sense of community and many hard workouts to BWB since the beginning. Everyone leaves with a big smile and satisfaction when he teaches. A graduate of developmental service work, Dallas has worked with clients with special needs for over three years.
Victoria is a grade 11 student who took up boxing two years ago and hasn't looked back. After her own positive experience in boxing, she saw BWB as an opportunity to have the same impact on others. Her favourite thing about Boxing Without Barriers is the enthusiastic and kind environment.
Michael has been practicing boxing and Muay Thai for over 6 years, loving every minute of it! Volunteering with Boxing Without Barriers has been the perfect combination of a passion for combat sports and the opportunity to get more involved in the community. Michael enjoys working with the great athletes and coaches at BWB!