The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will help Kingston Amateur Boxing Club purchase new boxing training equipment.
The Neil Hudgell Solicitors Trust will help Kingston Amateur Boxing Club purchase new boxing training equipment and provide new volunteers with the opportunity to go on a nationally recognised boxing coaching course.
The club currently has 90+ members both male and female aged seven and up and in the last year has seen a 30% increase. The additional trained coaches and equipment will enable the club to put on more sessions, thus cater for the increase in demand.
Samantha Thompson at the club has provided some feedback on how the funding has made a difference to the club and its members;
“The grant funded training costs, enabling us to gain more qualified coaches. We now have two more ABAE qualified coaches who can teach and compete boxers nationally and internationally. This means we can travel more with boxers for competitions whilst still keeping the gym open for many other members. Our quality of lessons has also improved due to acquired knowledge and increased personnel. The fact that we could purchase more equipment also helped with the above points. We have already introduced an extra junior session and ladies boxfit due to popular demand. Our group can now be more socially involved with the local community and we can now supply
a lot more of what they demand… attracting more people from different areas and backgrounds. We have a more diverse group of people in now and this is helping them to interact more positively and also get fit and active.”