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Droitwich's new boxing facility to be officially opened
5:00pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
DROITWICH Spa’s state-of-the-art boxing facility will be officially opened this week.
The renamed Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy, based at King George’s Fields, off Briar Mill, will be formally opened by Rob McCracken, performance director of GB Boxing, on Friday.
He is the man behind the remarkable success of GB boxers at the London Olympics.
Mr McCracken, who himself boxed for a world title and was a British and Commonwealth champion, is also the coach of world champion Karl Froch.
He could be joined at the official opening by Olympic hero Nicola Adams, who is Britain’s most decorated female boxer after winning gold at London 2012.
He will also be joined at the opening ceremony by the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Councillor Tom Noyes, and by other dignitaries from Droitwich and Wychavon and from the major grant-giving bodies.
Situated in a standalone building behind Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre and next to the football changing rooms, the impressive gymnasium features two competition-sized rings, a weight training area with various fitness equipment, separate male and female changing rooms with showers and facilities for disabled people.
A far cry from its previous home of 30 years in a prefabricated building at Kidderminster Road, the modern facility provides a much better training and fitness environment not only for the academy’s existing squad of boxers but townsfolk wanting to take up the sport.
Further information can be found on the club’s Facebook page at facebook.com/DroitwichAmateurBoxingClub.
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