Youth at Risk

The EMS Foundation Visits The Overstrand Whale Boxing Club

On 28 of October 2019 the EMS Foundation has visited the Overstrand Whale Boxing Club (OWBC) in Zwelihle, Hermanus, South Africa. Liz Steyn and Michele Pickover joined the team and Liz even boxed and sparred for a few minutes with coach Mzi.

The Club, founded by Mzi in 2007 has achieved phenomenal success, not only regionally but also nationally. As a matter of fact, among his boxers there are six South African champions.



Local boxers big hit at Nationals

Overstrand Whale Boxing Club’s boxers marched through the streets of Zwelihle with a banner and posters to thank EMS Foundation for the organisation’s support. The talented young boxers also displayed the trophies they won at various boxing tournaments. Photos: Rick Marais

Overstrand Whale Boxing Club’s boxers came home victorious after winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the National Championships held in Limpopo last week.



Fighting for positive change

Coach and founder of the Overstrand Whale Boxing Club (OWBC) Mzi Damesi has big dreams of taking boxing to local communities with a ‘pop-up’ boxing ring. “Boxing is a great sport: it teaches youngsters discipline, courage, self-defence skills and the resilience to handle life’s challenges,” he says.



Local boxing club rakes in awards

The Overstrand Whale Boxing Club (OWBC) has impressed the local community once again as they continue to bring home gold and silver. The club’s members participated in a number of competitions throughout August, with these young boxers proving that they are only getting better and better.



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