Rising talent offers boxing sessions for Armley young people

Boxer Josh Wisher at the Knife Angel in Bradford.

By James Bovington

Armley Leisure Centre has again teamed up with Armley pro-boxer Josh Wisher to offer local youngsters a chance to learn some basic boxing from one of Yorkshire’s top rising boxing prospects.

Wisher is running introductory non-contact boxing sessions free of charge up until Christmas at Armley Leisure Centre (ALC) on Thursdays for one hour beginning at 3.45pm.

The sessions are aimed at pupils aged 11 through 16 with further information given on the attached poster. He 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. He has his fifth professional bout on 17 November and is running a number of initiatives to combat anti-social behaviour through boxing for Leeds Youth Services as well as these sessions at ALC.

Those wanting further information should contact Megan at  Armley Leisure Centre (megan.csaey@leeds.gov.uk) at the Leisure Centre on 0113 376 0340 or James Bovington from the gym (bovingjd01@gmail.com).

Young people of secondary school age are welcome to these sessions. 

“I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity to share some basic boxing technique with 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.”


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