Success Stories

“I have lost over 2 stone now and really enjoy coming to the Bulldogs. It’s more like a community centre rather than a gym, It’s changed my life. Mal told me that it was FREE for Armed Forces Veterans to use so I joined the Not so Fit Class where I could work at my own pace. It has really helped with my knee, it’s coming on leaps and bounds. Thanks guys”. 

Allan Morgan - Armed Forces Veteran who came to The Bulldogs to Access our Support Services and Boxing and Fitness Pillars.

When I left school I had no direction, didn’t know what to do or where to go for help. I have really enjoyed the Bridges to a Brighter Future course, especially the Anatomy and Physiology side of things which I find really interesting. I am a bit more confident now and much more positive about all things in my life.  The exercises I do here at The Bulldogs, learning how to box and being part of this group has helped with that.  I am even thinking of taking part in a white collar event.  I can now at least see myself working in the future which I couldn’t before”.

Taylor- A Young Person accessing their Level 2 in Gym Instructing through our Bridges Programme. Taylor has now succesfully completed this and is volunteering-acting as a peer mentor to the other cohorts.

“My time at Bulldogs has given me many experiences, from running the assault course, walking up mountains and planning and delivering my first class. I have gained so much confidence and new knowledge. I have met so many lovely people from the staff to the community. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my time

Luke - A young Volunteer who was referred to us by one of our partner organisations and is gaining valuable work expereince at The Bulldogs.

““Bulldogs has helped me get off the streets and do something with my life otherwise I would be out fighting.  Bulldogs has helped me come out with something after school – I have got my Level 1 Award in Personal Development through Physical Activities and a Level 1 Unit in Gym Based Activities and I have now started my Level 1 Fitness at College”.

Donnika - A young individual who accessed our Education and Engagement Programme through a local school who went on to volunteer with us before going to College.

“Coming here gives me a sense of belonging and I have a new found love for boxing. I feel fitter and more confident. The Bulldogs has helped turn my life around and I am much happier now”

Jamie came to us  to access our Employment and Training Pillar. Jamie has now succesfully completed his Level 2 in Gym Instructing through The Bridges Programme and volunteers with the boxing classes. Jamie also gained valuable employment skills and found a rewarding part time job in the care industry.