Moving back home to pursue a life-long dream
The former soldier made a big decision when he traded in his barracks for life in a boxing ring. After spending half a decade in the Army, Owen moved back to his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent to pursue his dream of making it as a professional boxer. Little did he know that a mere two years later, he would be fighting at a professional level and a local community hero.
In 2017, Owen joined the team at Alpha Learning Staffordshire. The organisation is an alternative education provision supporting vulnerable young people. In his role, Owen utilises his background in boxing to help others by enhancing learning, growing confidence and building self-esteem. The service users also work to gain qualifications such as GCSEs, NVQs and BTECs. Learning is achieved in a supported and tailored environment which caters for each young person’s individual needs