A HUDDERSFIELD healthy living scheme is to be highlighted in a live BBC programme.

Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club will be the focus of BBC2's The Daily Politics after film crews arrive in April to highlight its new Fit 4 Life scheme.

The not-for-profit, social enterprise scheme was set up nine months ago following the success of the boxing club, which opened in 1998.

Programme-makers will examine how the self-funded project is working in the community to deal with issues including health, anti-social behaviour and crime.

Mark Reynolds, boxing club founder and chief executive of the Fit 4 Life project, said: "I am very passionate about what we are trying to do in delivering health and fitness to communities.

"There are so many people out there, young and old, with no purpose in life.

"This is about a healthy body and a healthy mind. I have seen the massive positive impact it has had on people."

The Fit 4 Life scheme works with a variety of schools and agencies - including Kirklees Anti-Social Behaviour Unit and drug rehabilitation unit Outlook - to teach people about diet and fitness and look at ways of building confidence and self-esteem.

Mr Reynolds said: "It is as much psychological as it is physical.

"But it gives them a new niche in life and instils the feel-good factor in them."

The scheme - based on the disciplined principles of boxing - sets people programmes of personal development, health and fitness.

The TV programme will be filmed on April 12 and 13 at the boxing club's headquarters, the Gas Club, Gasworks Street, off Leeds Road, Hillhouse.