More young people from Feltham have been given the opportunity to train with qualified boxing coaches as part of a course run by the Metropolitan Police.
Eighteen students from Feltham Community College took part in a boxing course held at the college from Tuesday to Thursday.
Over the three-day course they were put through their paces by qualified police boxing instructors in a scheme which uses the sport to teach young people about issues, including health, fitness, bullying and personal safety.
'Contender Ambox' is a pilot scheme run by the Met which they hope to eventually roll-out over the rest of borough.
Mike Hunter, Metropolitan Police boxing development officer for Hounslow, said the course was a good way for the police to build a positive relationship with younger people by talking to them directly.
"I've been boxing for 30 years now and it's all about self-discipline and hard work," he said. "The kids were great, they worked really hard and gave it 110 per cent. We're really pleased with how well it went.
"Now they say 'hello coach' rather then giving me grief when I see them in the street, so it works."