Boxing back in business

Posted on: 12 November 2013

Tiverton Amateur Boxing Club recently staged Tiverton’s first boxing competition in more than half a century at its new home at Heathcoat Social Club. Hundreds of people attended the event, which featured 16 bouts with 10 boxers from the Tiverton Club.

Over the years, the Club has operated from a number of different venues, but has recently moved to a new, larger training room above the Heathcoat Social Club and now, thanks to grant funding, has a new boxing ring.

Head coach Paul Harvey takes up the story. “We needed at least a three quarter-sized boxing ring to move our boxers to the next level, but the cost was several thousands of pounds and, because we keep our membership fees as low as possible, we just didn’t have this kind of money in the bank. Luckily, we have a great relationship with the District Council and it helped us find the funding we needed.  Once we had the new ring, the next step was to organise a boxing competition in Tiverton, which we did with amazing success.  It’s great to have boxing back in Tiverton as a competitive sport after so many years!”

Boxing is an excellent way to work out and keep fit. Members can progress to competitive boxing if they choose to, but there’s no obligation to do so. Training sessions run from 7-9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10-12 on Sunday mornings at Heathcoat Social Club.  All equipment is provided by the club and sessions cost just £2.50.

Contact Paul Harvey on 01884 256282 or email p_harvey5@sky.com for further information, or just turn up at the start of one of the sessions.

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