Attleborough Boxing Club officially opened the doors to the community on Saturday to showcase their newly built strength and conditioning and conference facilities.
Breckland Council Chairman Gordon Bambridge and England Boxing’s Naomi Bickerdike cut the ribbon to unveil the state of the art £70,000 extension which was funded with a £50,000 Sport England Inspired Facilities grant and a £20,000 grant from Breckland Council, which has enabled the club to significantly enhance the variety and level of training offered to members.
The club, who already work within schools and colleges and partner training schemes and other local sports clubs, hope to widen their scope and offer further opportunities that will help build careers for local youngsters.
More than 120 visitors came to view and learn more about the vibrant club with toddlers, teenagers and pensioners testing out the club’s menagerie of boxing bags and host of gym equipment.
Open six days a week the club is fully inclusive and provides fun fitness training based around boxing, suitable for men and women of all ages, while they also have a competition squad of 30 talented athletes who compete nationally and internationally.
Reflecting on the success of the day, head coach Jon Dennis said: “It was fantastic to see so much interest in the club. Our main aim is to get as many people to benefit from the sport as possible and provide excellent experiences for all involved.”