Helping boxers of the future in Sheffield

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A fundraising boxing event will be held at the EIS, Sheffield, tonight, to help raise awareness for sporting stars of the future.

The SportsAid event which will showcase some of the brightest young talent in GB boxing has been endorsed by Lord Sebastian Coe and former SportsAid recipient, Jessica Ennis.

TV presenter Harry Gration will MC the evening whilst former cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson will also be in attendance in his hometown.

Other boxing stars expected include Olympic gold medallists Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell, who also received the SportsAid grant as a youngster.

Also representing SportsAid on the night will be taekwondo Olympic medallist Sarah Stevenson, who claimed a bronze medal in Beijing.

The card will include six bouts of amateur boxing, which will see six members of GB boxing take on the best amateur boxers France has to offer.

The GB line-up includes three Commonwealth medallists, two of which were successful at last month’s Glasgow games; Qais Ashfaq (silver) and Sam Maxwell (bronze).

There will also be an auction on the evening and proceeds collected from the sales will be invested in the future of our aspiring athletes.

List of goods on the auction include:

• 2x tickets for the York Races with hospitality

• 2x tickets for England vs San Marino at Wembley with hospitality

• 2x tickets for World Snooker Championship final 2015

• Signed shirt from the Brownlee brothers.

• Signed kit from Jessica Ennis

The event is an opportunity for any businesses or people who would be interested in a building a partnership with SportsAid.

The partnership would provide benefits for both parties; whilst the company would sponsor one of our young athletes and help facilitate their future, they in return will be able to track the progress of the athlete and use the athlete for speeches, photographs and other promotional activities.

The boxing kicks off at 7pm.

Anyone interested in booking a table on the evening can contact SportsAid by phone- 07541773877 or email- Jo@sportsaid.org.uk. Ringside tables seating 10 people are priced at £1500 and other tables also seating 10 can be purchased for £1000, alternatively tickets can be bought individually at £100.