Fusion ready to start 2021 with a bang
November 17, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
Grimsby’s Fusion Boxing Club is ready to begin 2021 with a new £100,000 extension to its premises that will help engage the wider community.
After a difficult year with the Coronavirus Pandemic, the club has been buoyed by the news, that is being made possible by a grant from Power to Change, an independent trust that supports community businesses in England.
The East Midlands club, under head coach Wayne Bloy, who has been in charge since 2013, has already renovated the dilapidated former youth club building.
It hosts an impressive boxing facility with a ring, varied training equipment, a weights area and community rooms that are used by a variety of external organisations.
Now the focus is to combine the training of boxers along with outreach projects, such as working with disadvantaged young people from the local area and providing space for special educational provision.
Sessions have also been put in place to cater for older people and disabled people too and the overarching aim is to make the facility the best of its type in North East Lincolnshire.
“This is the light at the end of a long tunnel,” Bloy told the Grimsby Telegraph. The application for this funding has taken around a year and we’ve had to invest some of our own money in planning and things like that without knowing if we’d get it.
“Now that we’ve got the funding we can really press on with our plans for the place and expand everything that we’re doing.”
“I believe health and wellbeing, education and community are all interlinked which is partly what we try to get across with everything under one roof here.”
Note: main pic is pre COVID-19.
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