Prince Harry promotes boxing to help vulnerable youngsters

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:35 GMT, Jun 7, 2016 |

Prince Harry packed a punch at a south London boxing club on Monday (June 6) to help promote sport as a way of empowering vulnerable young people and communities to make positive changes in life.

The fifth in line to the Britain’s throne was at Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club, a non-profit community sports organisation that combines boxing, fitness and youth activities under one roof.

The prince met young boxers while on a tour of the facilities, asking them how the club helped them.

Harry’s visit is part of a series of upcoming engagements and meetings using sport to empower – a topic he plans to feature prominently in the next phase of his work. The club in New Cross, provides a safe, interactive and healthy environment for youngsters to flourish in.

Harry’s international Paralympic multi-sporting event, Invictus Games London 2014 also ‘used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women’.