MORE than 200 people turned out in support of Holmes Chapel's first boxing event.

Made possible thanks to a grant from the Everybody Foundation, the event on Saturday, February 8, saw young people take part in multiple bouts at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre.

Holmes Chapel Boxing Club was recently awarded a grant from the Everybody Foundation, which allowed them to improve training facilities for their members.

Knutsford Guardian:

The club was created to provide a positive alternative to anti-social behaviour following reports of organised fights taking place after school.

They aim to create a safe, high quality environment for everyone – with everybody welcome.

Speaking on the event, Kerry Shea, director at Everybody Sport and Recreation, said: “We are delighted to have supported the boxing club in their first event, held at our facility, which was so successful.

"They are doing this work to support the community, and this event did not disappoint. A massive well done to all of the people involved.”

All of the coaches at Holmes Chapel Boxing Club work voluntarily aside from their day jobs.

Knutsford Guardian:

The club is looking to grow further still, with attendance numbers increasing every week – encouraging more and more young people to look into boxing for not only exercise and fun but for mental health support.

The Everybody Foundation is a charity that raises funds to support individuals and groups to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

The foundation can support community projects like the Holmes Chapel Boxing Club thanks to help from fundraisers. Other grant recipients include local athletes, charities, nurseries and more.

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