A planned collaboration between Brent's Stonebridge Boxing Club and the nearby New Level Football Academy could create a new super hub for young sporting talent in the area.
Stonebridge Boxing Club has produced a string of successful boxers, including London middleweight champion Bilal Fawaz, and won Brent's 2017 Community Project of the Year award.
The New Level Academy in Milton Avenue teaches students from 13 to 19 and caters for those who have been expelled from elsewhere.
As well as educating students to BTEC-level it is home to the London Rangers Football Academy, a satellite of Glasgow Rangers, which brings on aspiring young football pros.
Plans to merge the two Brent sporting institutions to create a mega hub for young talent in the area have received the backing of Loughborough University and Brent Council leader Muhammed Butt.
New Level football coach Sean Lyndon said: "A new academy that joins Stonebridge Boxing Club and New Level would give talented kids the chance to get a 360-degree education.
"They would study in the morning and box or play football in the afternoon.
"Training teaches kids discipline and respect, which is partly why we have such a success rate of bringing on kids who were expelled from other schools."
Stonebridge Boxing Club has been hailed as a "safe haven" for young people in the Brent.
Aamir Ali, who founded Stonebridge in 2010, said: "A new academy could help us bring on even more young talent in the area.
"We want to work together for the better of the Brent community and we both have strong track records of turning young people's lives around."
With the backing of Loughborough University, Stonebridge and New Level have put in a bid for the tenure of The Hub building in Hillside, Stonebridge.
The building is owned by Hyde Housing, and its panel will make a decision on who gets the tenure on January 8.
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