Knockout success for police
Dated: 19 Oct 2012[View Full Size]
It's a knockout success for local boxing club after police donation.
The gift was made by the Northumbria Police Charities Fund to High Fell Boxing Club to help buy new team strips for competitors.
The club, which has more than 60 members aged from eight to 50-years-old, wants to encourage people to come along and get involved in boxing.
Gateshead East Neighbourhood Sergeant Rob Wileman is a qualified coach who helps out at the club.
Sgt Wileman said: "We have such a mix of people that come to take part at the club and from all different backgrounds and walks of life. The club encourages anyone to get involved - some people come along to improve fitness or some of the younger members have used it to help develop their confidence.
"The coaches and volunteers work so hard to keep the club running and provide a central hub for those who have a shared interest in the sport to become part of the team.
"The new strips have really helped bring everyone together and feel like a competitive team. It really has made a massive difference and on behalf of the club, we are very grateful and can't thank the Northumbria Police Charities Fund enough."
Back row: Aaron Marston, Liam Hopkins, Jeff Nesham, Gary Reeve, James Foster, George Eastland.
Front row: Curtis Waggott, Kane Holliday, Danny Moir ABA Boxing Coach, Mick Fitzpatrick ABA Boxing Coach, Sgt Rob Wileman ABA Boxing Coach , Phillip Douglas, Tony Ridley.