Barry O'Dowd set up and runs the Bulwell Hall Boxing Club, which has been running for about 2 years in its current location. Barry used to run the boxing club from a local pub, but worked hard and campaigned to anyone who would listen to save the Totley Close community centre from being knocked down. Barry was successful in his efforts to save the centre and managed to get large numbers of young people from the local estate to join the club, instilling discipline and confidence in the people he works with. The club is full to capacity and Barry ensures that sessions are delivered six days a week. He is trusted by both parents and youngsters and works tirelessly for his community alongside local agencies to help tackle antisocial behaviour (which has significantly reduced on the estate since the boxing club was set up). Barry has been successful in attracting world class athletes like Carl Froch to the club to inspire and train with young people. As a result of Barry's hard work, local young people have enjoyed competing in national sporting competitions, and have been exposed to new experiences that they might not have encountered otherwise. Barry has been known to make exceptions for youngsters whose families are not able to pay the weekly subs, as he is committed to supporting those who are in greatest need.