Doncaster boxing club proves a hit with youngsters

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A fire station based boxing club is proving a big hit with youngsters in Doncaster.

The knock out success of Thorne and Moorends Boxing Club sees dozens of boys and girls from eight years old learning new skills in the station each week.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the boxing club forms part of its youth engagement work in the area, aimed at driving down anti-social behaviour and reducing fires.

A spokesman said it is helping to build links with the local traveller community.

Station Manager Delroy Galloway said: “Allowing one of our fire stations to be used as a venue for a boxing club is win-win.

“For the club, we can provide a venue for young people to take part in physical activity in a safe and structured environment. For us, we can build lasting, positive relationships with youngsters in the communities we are here to serve.”

Thorne and Moorends Boxing Club meets at Thorne fire station, Union Road, from 5pm-7pm on Tuesdays and from 11am-2pm on Saturdays. It costs £1 to take part.

For more information find Thorne and Moorends Boxing Club on Facebook.