Story: Brent Moya, Photos: Seraphin Nyirenda
The local community can grab a taste of ring side action with the opening of Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club.
The club, which is run by Phil Wood, was opened on September 11th last year and has sparked widespread interest.
“We’ve had men and women from as young as 4 to 55 years old from all nationalities, everyone is welcome. People are here because they want to be so it’s a very friendly atmosphere where you will make new friends.”
Since opening, the club has been contacted by schools on behalf of bullied students wishing to get involved. They have also received a grant from Awards for All which enables them to build a shower block and purchase training equipment.
The club managed to put a show on during March which saw 6 out of their 7 boxers triumph and Phil sees this as a sign of things to come. “This is important for the community as it gives people a pastime, especially youngsters who can be easily mislead.”