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Wortley boxing club packs punch with boxing ring boost

An amateur youth boxing club in Wortley is packing more of a punch, thanks to the support of a local business.

Switalskis Solicitors, which has 12 offices across Yorkshire, has helped Camp Detox amateur boxing club to buy boxing kits for its members and to help them buy a new boxing ring for its Oldfield Lane premises.

Camp Detox amateur boxing club was established 10 years ago by former amateur and professional boxer Danny ‘Detox’ Thornton, and now sees more than 50 young members training each week.

The club trains kids of all ages and abilities and aims to help them express, challenge, conquer, learn skills and gain confidence in themselves.

Coach Robert Stevenson said:

“Our aim is to help kids and young adults achieve their boxing goals whilst helping them turn into well-rounded, confident, respectful and decent people.

“The club has produced Yorkshire champions, junior and senior ABA champions along with England and Scotland internationals, and we are incredibly proud of these students.

“But the real joy of being a boxing coach for a great amateur boxing club is seeing how many good young people we have influenced who then go on to contribute positively in their own communities.”

Switalskis’ MD, John Durkan, said he was pleased to support the club. He added:

“The time and commitment the coaches devote is really inspiring and I am pleased our business can support the club in this way.

“The gym gives young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, a constructive platform from which to learn the skills and the discipline of boxing. The work the coaches do there struck a chord with me and we wanted to be able to support their remarkable work.”

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