» 23.03.2012   |  

sported. Mentor helps develop new community boxing club in North Devon and Cornwall

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sported. is delighted to announce that through ongoing Mentor support, North Devon and North Cornwall Boxing Club have launched their new community boxing club for young people in Bridgerule.

With the support of sported. Mentor Hannah Colston, North Devon and North Cornwall Boxing Club has offiallly constituted and are affiliating with the Amature Boxing Association creating boxing opportunities for the rurally isolated communities in North Devon and Cornwall.

Interest in creating a community boxing club in the area was stimulated through the Active Villages programme, when a series of boxing activity nights were delivered in Bridgerule. sported. then hosted a community consultation evening to asertain interest in creating a sustainable community club. A team of enthusiastic volunteers came forward and committed to roles to help the club become a reality.

The club caters for 7 year olds upwards, including people with learning disabilities, running various sessions from 5.30pm to 10.00pm on Thursday evenings, and costs as little as £1 to attend. Young people will have the opportunity to participate in contact and non-contact boxing related activities, and train as coaches to help deliver at the club. For more information about the clubs activities, please contact Ross Chard on 07794 640952 or

Julian Wills, sported. Regional Manager South West said "It's fantastic to get this club off the ground. Hannah will now be working with the club to develop a three year business and budget plan, and supporting them to secure funding to help with initial expenditure which will lead to the club become sustainable".

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