About The Speaker

General Manager Northern Powerhouse Boxing Academy

Josie McNamara

General Manager and Coach at Northern Powerhouse Boxing (“NPH”)

NPH is the first boxing club in the UK led by women, with the goal of providing access to boxing and exercise to anyone.

NPH prioritises its services to women and girls offering some women only sessions with a safe, welcoming environment in which to train, whether for amateur competition or fitness and well-being.  NPH has no gender requirements and aims to provide a safe space free from stereotypes and expectations, where anyone can confidently train and progress to their full potential. Boys and men are welcome and encouraged to attend our mixed and boys sessions.

Set up as a CIC in March 2018, NPH offer Olympic-style boxing coaching to everyone. Anyone aged between 10-39 can work towards competing for the club. NPH is affiliated to the North West Counties ABA and their coaches are England Boxing trained and registered.

As part of NPH aims to bring benefits to the whole community (including local schools, social services, youth and community groups)

They offer a special Moving through the Menopause programme, inviting participants to come along to meet their expert panel including Dr Teo Draghici from Hebden Bridge Group Practice, a Specialist Physio, Katy Winters and fitness expert Emma Quittenton who will be on hand to explain the menopause in depth, give advice and answer your questions.

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