If you want to know anything about football, don’t ask Glyn Rhodes.
The Sheffield Boxing Centre trainer doesn’t have the first clue about the nation’s number one pastime.
So he was a tad surprised when his amateur coach Steve Bailey organised for 25 members of a visiting Indian football academy to come to his gym. “I couldn’t believe how many of them turned up - I was worried I wouldn’t have enough gloves,” said Rhodes. “Considering they didn’t speak English and I don’t know the first thing about football, it went really well!
“We did some circuit training and I tried to explain the importance of balance in boxing. They enjoyed it and want to come back next week and go a few rounds with some of our professionals.”
The U19 soccer team will also play against the likes of Handsworth, Sheffield FC, and Hallam.