The Pythian Club
Young Leaders is The Pythian Club’s core, our heart. It has a root in everything we do, from all the activities, to the events, in some shape or form Young Leaders will have a role. The Young Leaders program is something that has gained recognition from educational bodies and local authorities alike. But more importantly to us, it has been recognised by the community, the people we are aiming to have a positive impact on. We raise confidence in those who never had it, we create role models out of those who never had one, we are taking people without an aim and we show them the paths they can take.
A running theme in all of our activities, be it boxing, music or football is progression. It starts with just a session, a social member. But if you want to go further, you can. Many of our Young Leaders have gone on to coaching roles and leading our sessions successfully whilst continually bettering themselves.
We have a Young Leaders Academy which is run between 17:00 and 19:00 every Monday in the New Basford Community Centre. Through attending our Young Leaders can gain official certification in coaching, which is supported by Sports Nottinghamshire and Sports Coach UK. If you combine what we can teach you with our links to official national football and boxing associations and clubs, we provide a very strong platform for young people to seek employment as a qualified coach. Currently we are trying to do more weekly sessions for different groups within the community, which will allow for specialising within the sports. This includes specific groups for young offenders referred to us by the Youth Offending Team, these sessions run all day on Fridays.