Boxing

Operation Breakthrough began life as an adventure weekend in which youths at risk were challenged both mentally and physically by a group of volunteer police officers. One of the disciplines covered over those two intensive days was boxing and it proved to be so popular a club was formed to teach the sport to the kids all year round. As Operation Breakthrough expanded so did the members of the Club which eventually also opened up to include serving police officers and today they train out of one of the best equipped boxing gyms in Asia. Each year the Club is directly involved in organising four very popular boxing events which collectively raise over half a million dollars for the charity which benefits all other activities run by Operation Breakthrough.



 

The Club is also very proud of the fact that 3 of its original members, who were referred to us by their school social workers, are now themselves serving in the Disciplined Services and give up their own free time to coach the newer members. Our boxers have justly earned a very high reputation locally for their well honed skills and our police boxers have also performed well on the international stage consistently picking up medals in the World Police and Fire Games. In 2011 a documentary on Operation Breakthrough which focused on the Breakthrough boxers was screened to a worldwide audience on the National Geographic channel. ​​​