With a high level of unemployment and a bad economy, it is important that the youth of today are given as many opportunities as possible. Not only will it keep them off the streets and out of jail, it will also motivate them to make something of their life, rather than feeling like they are stuck with nowhere to go. One of the most popular types of motivation in the city, is sport. It draws in both males and females, and is used to focus their anger and competitive streaks, and channel it to accomplish goals and form self-confidence.
Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club
Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club is one such youth club in Manchester that helps young boys from diverse backgrounds in Manchester to learn self-discipline and the rewards of hard work through boxing. Collyhurst and Moston are areas of Manchester that have high levels of youth crime, and this centre was set up to encourage the young to get off the streets and help them to avoid falling into crime. The club has already trained many champions in the title fields of British, European, Inter-Continental and World Champions, including Michael ‘Gomez’ Armstrong, Pat Barrett, Michael Jennings, Anthony Farrell and Scott Quigg.
The Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club is run by professor Damian Hughes, who is passionate about sport and has a lot of experience in the industry. As well as having written six best-selling books, he is a change management consultant and sports psychologist for West Bromwich Albion, Sale Sharks, Warrington Wolves, France, England and GB Rugby League team.
He is very interested in social change, and believes in applying the principles he uses in the above positions, to help youth and change their life for the better. By focusing your energy and motivations, you can tap into skills and talents that you never knew you had; things you never dreamed you would be capable of. He offers children sanctuary, and new life prospects.
In September 2010, Hughes was appointed as Professor of Organisational Psychology and Change for Manchester Metropolitan University, and his innovative approach has been praised by many sports icons. Names such as Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Terry Leahy, and Tiger Woods, are all on his list of supporters and admirers.
As well as having a huge influence in the sport industry, Hughes is also the founder of LiquidThinker. LiquidThinker offers courses and corporate events which are tailor made to meet each of his client’s individual needs and objectives. The aim is to help you realize your potential, and truly turn your life around – to find the source of your motivation for life, nurture it, and turn it into something spectacular. He is a keynote speaker who is incredibly popular and sought-after, and is highly praised by many leading figures in almost all industries. His work is known across the world, and he is always trying to help others to the best of his ability.