About Basic Sports and Fitness – BSF

Our Journey

Basic Sport and Fitness (BSF) was started by Seoul Olympian JOHN BOSCO WAIGO in 2010 as a charity with a mission of ‘inspiring and empowering young people to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential’. His main objectives for the charity were and still are; to address key social, economic and educational issues facing young people and their families living in one of the most deprived borough’s in the country (Newham).

Over the last years, BSF has achieved unprecedented success through the delivery of a range of creative and ambitious sports initiatives that have engaged and inspired hundreds of young people, nurturing their enthusiasm to become the principle drivers of their own success and providing them with the skills, attitude and knowledge to achieve their personal ambitions.

Our team

John B Waigo (Director)

John B Waigo (Director) is a former Olympian (Seoul 1988) and professional boxer, turned boxing trainer and youth worker. He successfully trained two Commonwealth champions who later went on to win world championship boxing titles: Jackson Asiku (IBO) and Joseph Agbeko (IBF).

John currently holds a British Board of Boxing Trainer Licence and ABA Tutors Qualification. Soon after the 1988 Olympic Games, John relocated to Denmark where he trained and boxed and a semi-professional boxer, then moving to the UK.

Michael Luke (Football Coach / Weight Trainer)

Michael Luke is a specialist in weight training and football coaching. Michael brings natural skills gained from working with young people over the years. Being born and bred in Dalston, Hackney, Michael has seen first hand how using sports to help children and teenagers from underprivileged areas can help improve their confidence and self-awareness.

Michael is a fully trained and licenced football referee, and currently training to become an FA Football Coach and THIA Boxing instructor.