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Monkstown boxing club: Fighting for a better future

Monkstown is one of the most deprived areas in County Antrim.

The number of people with a degree or higher qualification is 8.4% lower than the Northern Ireland average.

But a local boxing club is helping young people fight back against the statistics.

Monkstown Boxing Club received almost £600,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund for their #INYOURCORNER project.

The five-year project is designed to improve the health, well-being and increase the employability of young people in the area.

Video by Niall McCracken

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  • 05 Jul 2019