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TEAM 700

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About the Team


Team 700 is British Columbia’s first competitive Indigenous youth boxing team which began as a shared vision between Ivy and the Nanaimo Indigenous Youth Advisory Council. Ivy asked the youth on the council to give some thoughtful reflection on what name to choose - they decided on Team 700.


700 is the approximate number of youth who age out of government care each year in BC (although the number is now closer to 1000). The youth on council all had shared lived experience in government care so the name carried great meaning collectively. In the spirit of how we received our name Team 700 gives priority spots to Indigenous youth who have lived government care experience.


Team 700 is a family. It is a space in which Indigenous youth can attain tools that they need to successfully navigate life. It is a safe space, an outlet, and above all it is a space where Indigenous youth can aspire to greatness, inside and outside of the ring, while exemplifying Indigenous excellence.

If you would like to support the team or have any general inquires please contact Red Girl Rising

Ivy Richardson • Head Coach

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The Victor Hanuse Sport Grant



100% of proceeds from our store go to Team 700 and the Victor Hanuse Sport Grant
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# of Indigenous youth in BC who age out of government care every year



Every $1000 donated will become two separate $500 grants made available.
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Average annual cost for a youth to play hockey in Canada 

Earlier this year, our community experienced the tragic and un-expected passing of Victor Hanuse.

In his memory we have created the Victor Hanuse Sport Grant to support persons in or out of government care.

Sport and fitness opportunities should be accessible to everybody, and this grant will support those who need it.

In honour of Victor Hanuse: January 16, 2001 – April 22, 2021

Team 700 Testimonials

Make a difference and show your support for our Indigenous competitive boxing team by purchasing our branded apparel. When you buy from us, 50% of the proceeds will directly benefit Team 700, helping them achieve their athletic goals. The remaining 50% will contribute to the Victor Hanuse Sport Grant, an initiative dedicated to providing Indigenous individuals in and from government care with opportunities to participate in sports.


By investing in our branded apparel, you are not only representing our team but also making a meaningful impact on the lives of Indigenous athletes. Your contribution will enable them to access the resources and support they need to excel in their sporting endeavors. Together, we can create positive change and empower Indigenous communities through the transformative power of sport.

Want different view? Visit the Store page

Reconciliation is not just a word, it’s an act that creates positive
and tangible change by ensuring the same opportunities are open to all people, especially those in need. Let the realized potential of athletes speak for your brand while facilitating the life-changing power of sport for Indigenous youth. We are currently seeking sponsors who want to share our voice, our values, and vision for the future of Indigenous youth boxing.

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Interviewed by CBC, Cityline, Chek News, + Nanaimo News Now 

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Model for international ad camapaigns

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Audience engagement on social media

Somewhere to practise

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Equipment to use

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Team Competition

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A coach to train us

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Coaches to teach us

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Uniforms to wear


Tap the button if you would like a copy of our digital sponsorship proposal.

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If you would just like a copy of the pledge form tap this button.

Team 700 Waiting List

Fill out this form to get on the waiting list for the next available spot on Team 700! Unfortunately due to limitations there are only 10 spots available and are currently running at full capacity. 

Waiting List Form

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