Monday, November 29, 2010

West End Boys' Amateur Boxing Club - an update

Last year, I had the pleasure of opening the West End Boys Amateur Boxing Club at its new centre in the refurbished community facilities at Dundee West Church.

The club has grown from strength to strength since then and Emilio Places-Rey who has been instrumental in the club's success has recently undertaken a visit to Hong Kong and Australia - meeting with boxing clubs there that have a similar mission to promote boxing as a positive way for young people to spend their leisure time.

Here's Emilio below (on left) with Joe of Joe's Boxing Club in Sydney, with whom the club wish to arrange a boxing show in 2011 (and a similar event is planned with a boxing club in Munich)  :