Members of a local amateur boxing club in Huddersfield are delighted after securing funding to purchase a mini-bus.
Left Jab Boxing which is based at Quay Street in Huddersfield are now able to purchase the mini-bus which will enable the teams to travel to events and training days. The transport will also enable them to help out other community groups within the area once lockdown restrictions have eased.
Speaking to Huddersfield Times, the club told us that they have received some fantastic support during lockdown from Kirklees Council, Ward councillors in Almondbury and a very generous parent of one of their competitive boxers, and this support will enable them to make the purchase.
Chairman and Head Coach Sean Reynolds said “It’s going to be a key tool in rebuilding the club after this nightmare year and give the young people in our club and our area opportunities they wouldn’t normally receive.”
“Organising days out as a team, travelling to events and organised tournaments together does wonders for team bonding. My childhood was spent travelling the country and the world as a junior boxer, happy memories I’ll never forget and I have made friends for life from boxing.”
He added “We can’t thank our current sponsors enough for their ongoing support: Cleopatras Lounge in Huddersfield & ML Autos.”
The club are already planning their first trip out as a team (when restrictions allow) which will be to Scammonden Dam. They told us they are excited to be able to document their club trips on their social media pages.
During the lockdown, the team have also been posting regular tutorials, and online activities across the online channels. During the holidays, they also provided online Zoom classes for young people. The club also wishes to thank their team of volunteers who help keep them running: Niall Merrifield, Taii Charles, Bradley Jennings, Minnie Ainly (Secretary) and Matthew Littlewood (Treasurer).
You can find out more about the club by visiting their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/leftjabboxing.