Armley: Young people invited to boxing taster session

Running for charity: Josh Wisher. Photo: James Bovington

By James Bovington

Armley Leisure Centre is providing a further opportunity for local young people to enjoy a boxing taster session with West Leeds  professional boxer Joshua Wisher free of charge at his Armley gym on Thursday, 2 November.

Wisher is one of Yorkshire’s rising boxing prospects and has his fifth professional match in Leeds on 17 November.

The 2 November sessions are aimed at children aged 11 through 16 and will run 11am-1pm and 1pm until 3pm art The Ministry of Boxing.

Wisher is a fully qualified boxing trainer with England Boxing and is manager of The Ministry of Boxing, which he opened in Armley just over a year ago. The half-term sessions complement a number of initiatives Wisher is running to combat anti-social behaviour through boxing for Leeds Youth Services and Armley Leisure Centre.

“I’m delighted to have been given a further opportunity to share some basic boxing technique with even more young people from our local area.” said Wisher, 25.  “Hopefully quite a few will come along and give it a go and we will make them very welcome and promise an enjoyable activity for the half term Thursday, 2 November.”

Wisher’s gym is located in Electron House on Moorfield Road  in Armley adjacent to Charlie Cake Park. The postcode is LS12 3RN. Those wanting further information should contact James Bovington from the gym ( otherwise it’s just turn up to either the session at 11am or the session at 1pm. Pizza and soft drink will be provided.


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