Rush to join as boxing academy opens
THERE were plenty of putative pugilists signing up at the launch of Hayle Boxing Academy on Sunday.
The club, affiliated with St Ives Bay Amateur Boxing Club, enjoyed a busy morning, said its founder and head coach Andrew Wheeler.
"I'm overwhelmed by the interest shown in this new venture," he said.
"It's so satisfying, after all the months of hard work getting everything together, to finally open the doors and welcome new people.
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"I want to thank all our coaches both new and old for their time, and must stress we all do so voluntarily. We aim to keep our subs low so everyone has the opportunity to train here and at the St Ives gym."
Classes are at Hayle Community School on Thursdays.
Sessions for ages 6 to 11 start at 4.45pm, women's fitness at 6pm and junior and senior mixed boxing at 7.15pm.
Sponsorship, support and donations have come from the Hayle Youth Project, David Morris Window Cleaners, Antonini's Italian Eatery, Lello Plant Hire, Hayle Lions Club, St Ives Bay Rotary Club, St Ives RAOB and Hayle police.
For more information call Mr Wheeler on 07527 485494 or e-mail andrew@wheeler86. wanadoo.co.uk