Boxing Club ready for brand new premises following Sport England funding
October 18, 2018 | by Matt Halfpenny
Cleethorpes Trinity Boxing Academy is set to pack a punch at its new site at the end of October after completing a successful refurbishment project made possible by a £50,000 Sport England grant.
Funding from the Community Asset Fund means the formerly-derelict Trin Youth Centre, based on Trinity Road in Cleethorpes, will become a bustling community health and wellbeing hub delivering a wealth of education, fitness and sports services for people of all ages and abilities.
Dance groups, gym and football sessions, yoga and private functions are all set to move into the facility alongside the long-established boxing club.
Cleethorpes Trinity Boxing Academy, formerly known as Grimsby Boxing Academy, has been established for over 10 years and has always had a strong presence within its local community, having produced numerous champions and a wealth of boxing talent.
As the only Clubmark accredited club in North East Lincolnshire, it is acknowledged as a club that provides the right environment for promoting cohesion and social inclusion, as well as ensuring the welfare and safety of members.
Cleethorpes Community Sports and Education Charitable Incorporate Organisation (CIO) took over the lease this year and the centre’s redevelopment has since attracted a lot of publicity, gaining coverage on local TV and radio stations and receiving exposure in Parliament.
Speaking of the project, Cleethorpes Community Sports & Education CEO, Andy Cox, said: “It’s been a long time coming. There’s been a lot of planning and preparation put into this process and, in particular, working towards an opening date.
“The centre has been left empty for a long period and I’m very proud to see the end product; a fantastic new sports facility for the community of Cleethorpes. I’m emotionally drained, but incredibly excited about the future and the opportunity to finally get in and deliver what we’re good at!”
Having supported the club during this exciting period, England Boxing’s Club Support Officer – East Midlands, Alex Le Guével commented: “It’s been a pleasure to observe Andy and everyone involved with Cleethorpes Trinity Boxing Academy get to where we see them today, ready to open their doors to the public officially in a couple of weeks’ time.
The progress they have made is testament to their own hard work and dedication and I’ve no doubt that boxing will be thriving from their new facility from day one!”
The grand opening will take place on Saturday 27th October 2018 and is open to the whole community.
Anyone interested in getting involved – whether that be for more information about the Academy, to volunteer, to book a space as a group, to discuss a project idea, and/or to partner with Cleethorpes Community Sport and Education – please visit www.ccse.org.uk or contact Andy Cox on 07515 544441.
For Cleethorpes, this is a huge opportunity for development. The club would like to extend its thanks to local residents, members of the public, friends and family, as well as Humber Sport, England Boxing and Sport England, without whose support the entire project simply would not have been possible.