Blacon Boxing Club formed in June 2016 now has over 250 members ranging in age from 7 years old to 60 and is ran by fourteen volunteer coaches and committee members. This new initiative has exploded in popularity as both children and adults embrace this exciting new venture. The sport is truly inclusive and everyone can join in to become fitter and more active. The benefits are not only physical. Many young people are finding the community spirit and leadership at the club to be a valuable inspiration to their life outside of the Boxing Club. Parents report an improvement in school work and attitude. This is really great news for the estate and for everyone involved.
BBC is an official member of the ABA/Boxing England group and plans to begin partaking in amateur boxing shows over the coming year with the hope of a champion or two!
Dawn Swettenham says
"We are proud to be supporting this inspirational venture in Blacon under our Healthy Living Pharmacy banner. The boxing club is encouraging children and adults to be more active in a fun and professional environment. Joining in, feeling a sense of belonging and taking more exercise is how we will make Chester a healthier community. I have loved seeing the children being so engaged in the activities and benefiting from the community spirit here in the gym. Congratulations to the whole team of volunteers who so freely give their valuable time. "
BOX SAFE will be a key phrase that will be used throughout the club. The message is clear: Wear gum guards, wear head guards, wear gloves. Only box in the club.
If you would like to get involved you can get in touch with BBC via our Facebook page which offers weekly updates and contains all information needed.
We are looking for further sponsorship opportunities with local businesses so if that is of interest to anyone please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information