Waterfront Sports & Education Academy (WSEA) was formed in 1998 as a training area for a small group of friends who enjoyed socialising through training together and has grown into a community venue where young people and members of the community can access sporting activities as a diversion from unhealthy and negative lifestyles. Waterfront provides a range of sporting and educational activities and that works with disadvantage groups to enable them achieve a better quality of life. Boxing is major activity for the organisation and alongside other sports and education activities and are used to encourage discipline, self-control, social awareness, personal development, improve concentration and promote social inclusion.
In recent years the club has seen considerable growth and has became a community hub with over 300 members, with members of the club ranging from 4-60 years of age. Today members are provided with services, which provide various opportunities for members to excel within their chosen fields (boxing, fitness and education) enabling individuals to adopt healthier and more positive lifestyles. Overall the club has expanded since its beginnings, building strong foundations to provide opportunities for a range of social groups which enables opportunities for social engagement, rising of self esteem, the promotion of discipline as well as self respect.
Furthermore, in partnership with a range of agencies the club is working to promote its person centred approach to addressing social challenges, pursuing funds to expand the services it provides to its target groups and contracts that enable it to provide a wider range of services and provision to meet social issues across the city.