Amateur boxer John is looking forward to a bright future after completing two years on the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme with Breakthrough UK.
Having completed an apprenticeship with YMCA in Horticulture, John is now working as a gardener.
Volunteering with Stockport Amateur Boxing Club has given John a boost too. His responsibilities include boxing coaching and sparring, physical fitness, technique, stretches and warming up and down.
He has his level 1 ABA coaching qualification and helps with pads, circuits and jogging runs, plus supporting competition nights and driving competitors to national events.