Newquay Boxing Academy are October’s Community Club Impact Recognition Programme winners
November 2, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny
Newquay Boxing Academy have been named as the winners of England Boxing’s Community Club Impact Recognition Programme for October, in association with STING.
The Cornish club – in the Western Counties region – have beaten off the challenge of Larches and Savick, Ten Count Boxing and Saif’s Boxing Club to land the monthly award.
Their prize is a STING voucher which can be redeemed to purchase boxing equipment for members to use.
New Boxing Academy was chosen by a vote of England Boxing’s team of Club Support Officers after the club launched a Park Blinders session to help people living with Parkinson’s disease (read more by clicking here).
“Seeing the difference and enjoyment that the project is already bringing to our members, is amazing in itself, but the community and support that is starting to grow, with new members joining every week is something else,” said club coach Jim Dyne.
“It truly proves that boxing is not the barbaric sport which it was once thought of, but is really a sport which helps all ages, all abilities, and brings people together.”
Fellow coach Clare Anderson added: “It is great to be part of such an innovative project and see the difference boxing can make to an individual’s physical and mental state.”
England Boxing’s Lead for Incluson, Alicia Winbolt, said the club was well merited.
She added: “The work that the club are doing to engage all different types of people in their community is amazing, they are making such a difference to people’s lives.
After recently getting national news coverage of their Parkinson’s session, the Parky Blinders, I cannot think of a club who deserves this more and we are so happy that they are also an England Boxing Inclusive Hub club.”
Please contact your club support officer if you feel your club deserves to be recognised.