Forward Statement

Young people growing up in disadvantaged communities today face huge challenges. Their struggle to deal with major social issues such as family breakdown, unemployment, drug abuse and crime often leaves them feeling angry and powerless, with no hope of change.

Fight 4 Change is fighting to change that; fighting to help young people raise their aspirations and change their lives for the better.

From my own background and experience in martial arts and boxing, I know how important support and encouragement is in changing young people’s lives. The impact my own coaches had on me was immense. They believed in me and became my role models and mentors. They changed the course of my life for good.

At Fight 4 Change, we work with young people from some of the most deprived areas in the country. We use our boxing and sports sessions to give them a safe environment and an escape from what’s happening on the street or at home. For once, they feel a sense of belonging and self-worth in a positive environment. With guidance from coaches and mentors, they set goals for themselves for the first time, gaining accreditations and employment and giving back to their communities and to society.

Fight 4 Change was set up to give young people a fighting start. We are fighting to change young people’s lives through sport, and we will continue to fight to give our young people a better future.

Rebecca Donnelly

Rebecca Donnelly MBE
CEO, Fight 4 Change

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Len trusty

Len Trusty


CEO Link Productions, Actor, Award winning film producer. Len has over 30 year’s experience in the film and media industry. He is an advocate for BME Communities and Mentor for young black men entering the entertainment industry. Len is a keen sports enthusiast and has great connection in both media and sport as well as being a level 3 boxing coach.


Lee Martin

Vice Chair

Lee is a Senior Advisor at Getty Images having previously been a member of the Executive Committee and the Senior Vice President for EMEA and Asia Pac. Lee was the joint managing Director of Allsport and has covered 18 summer and Winter Olympic Games. As well as being Vice Chairman a trustee and board member of Fight 4 change he sits on the board of Black Prince Trust. The Photography Movement, Foley Boxing Club and the Dylan Howells foundation. Lee is passionate about all sports and their power to change lives particularly the sport of boxing.


Dr Tamara Russel


Tamara is a Neuroscientist, Clinical Psychologist, Martial Artist and Mindfulness Innovator. “More than mindfulness”. Tamara has expertise and interest in how boxing and martial arts and mindfulness can be maximised for those suffering from Mental health. She is also a black belt is Kung Fu.


Irakli Mendabe

Chief Analytics Officer

Is Chief Analytics Officer at Cashflows. Irakli has a wealth of experience in professional data driven asset management, across equity, private equity and commodity markets. Irakli has a number of degrees and Masters from university across the globe. With degrees in International political economy, Exchange Entrepreneurship and Master in Trade and finance, Finance and Strategy management and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Oxford university. Irakli is a keen boxing and sports fan.

Jim Selman

Jim Selman


Jim as over 15 years experience working in public relations having worked on high profile companies, projects and individuals. Jim was previously associate director at Frued communications. Jim is currently Partner, Managing Director at Allison Partners. Jim has a degree in philosophy and politics and understands the holistic impact sports can have on an individual.

Jag Jass

Jag Jass

Specialty Broker

Jag Jass joined the board of Fight 4 Change in August 2020. A Specialty Broker at Reinsurance firm Gallagher Re holding roles across Finance since graduating in 2014. Jag holds a BA in Economics and is currently undertaking an MSc in Finance. Born and raised in East London he saw first-hand the positive impact sport can have on an individual growing up enabling them to have routine, structure and a sense of belonging at whatever club they join. Jag was an amateur boxer during his teens and his love of the sport has resulted in him proceeding to begin his Boxing Coach qualification with the Amateur Boxing Alliance.