Team Bonding and Training

December 2014

Challenge for Change

The boxers joined with the footballers to attend a team building session at ‘Challenge for Change’ It’s very physical and involves climbing high and rope walking , its all about getting over obstacles by working together. A good time was had by all.

We even all survived the climbing and high ropes work – easy!

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Team Bonding

A physical team bonding event… gave us the opportunity to work off all the food from the party the day before! Here’s Jake and Zak leading the way.

Here’s the team lifting up Paul and Chucks the coaches…careful not to drop them!
Here’s the team lifting up Paul and Chucks the coaches…careful not to drop them!


After grasping the basics of how to take photographs and moving film, using the kit provided, the group then started thinking about their own mini films and started to write their storyboards.

The session was on the same day as the Christmas party and everyone was sporting very tasteful seasonal attire!

Writing storyboards for individual mini films was a chance for the group to put the new film making skills into practice. Everyone is making a one minute film, introducing ourselves and saying something about why football is important to us…..but first the Christmas buffet!

First Hands On Session

First hands-on session with the cameras, starting to get used to the equipment and, more importantly….

…used to seeing yourself on screen!

Film Crew Training

In this session, the lads learnt about the roles and responsibilities of each member of a film crew and practiced: the Camera Operator, Director, Sound Operator and Clapper. Clear communication was essential and the boxers picked it up very well.

Footballers’ First Session

Our first session, on 4th December 2014,  with the FC Utd Football group: we discussed football, film and the project! Their favourite films about football were…..

which they said demonstrates that they are up for a laugh, prepared to work hard and come back fighting! All great characteristics that we will need for the project too!

What does your passion say about you?

As well as moving image, we started looking at portraiture, encouraging the lads to think about how they want to be represented and to think about what their association with the gym says about them. This is Jack’s portrait, he had identified words such as pride, discipline and self respect. I think he has successfully caught these elements within this portrait.

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