Downend Boxing Club welcomes boxers back for training

October 01 2020
Downend Boxing Club welcomes boxers back for training

TRAINING has re-commenced at the Harry Crook Centre in Fishponds under strict England Boxing guidelines.

September 21 was the first day for six months that Downend Boxing Club members could train at the club's gym.

The boxers train in a two metre square space each; only seven are allowed to train in each group and entry to the gym is restricted to the necessary people only.

Coaches are kept to a minimum, and all equipment is disinfected between uses.

Head coach Craig Turner said: "We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us during this difficult time.

"The guidelines, although restricted, have meant we can return to the gym, in some form, safely.

"We are currently unable to take on new members, and training is restricted to licensed boxers only.

"It is very frustrating, but allows us some usage safely and if we all do our little bit we will KO the virus and have a quicker return to normality."