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Calling all female boxers

Redditch Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

REDDITCH Community Amateur Boxing Club is aiming to capitalise on the new-found popularity of women’s boxing by putting together the town’s very own all-female boxing squad.

At the London 2012 Olympics Nicola Adams MBE broke new ground when she became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title as she captured a gold medal by defeating world number one Ren Cancan.

This victory highlighted female boxing and brought it into the public eye for the first time since it was banned in 1904.

The Redditch club is looking for any women or girls aged between 11 and 40 who may be interested in learning the noble art.

The club has fully qualified Amateur Boxing Association of England coaches ready to train Redditch’s best and brightest to the high standards expected by the association.

It is hoped that, with the right guidance, it will be able to unleash the true potential of all prospects, thereby showing boxing is no longer just a man’s game.

The 2012 Olympics in London was approved with three weight categories and, by the 2016 Olympics in Rio, this will be increased to six.

If you are interested in taking part, you can visit the club in Matchborough Centre any time after 6pm or contact Sarah Lee on 07541 133844.


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