Police to open new boxing club in Brownhills

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By CarlyBaldwin | Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 09:44

Walsall Police are throwing their weight behind a new fitness venture designed to break down barriers between the police and the region's young people.

Walsall Police Amateur Boxing Club, based in Brownhills, will open to the public tomorrow, and it is hoped that the club will attract members of the community looking to improve their fitness, while also reducing crime and anti-social behaviour by providing a safe place for youngsters to train.

The club - the brainchild of Willenhall amateur boxer Shaun Hargreaves - will open to the public (aged ten and over) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6pm and 8.30pm, and between 12noon and 4pm at weekends.

PC Alan Poole says: "To finally see the club finished and open is such an achievement and pleasure especially in current times of financial constraints. I have been personally touched by the sheer generosity of people who have offered their time and support both financially and in other ways.

"A special thank you to Aldridge based charity, Rosie's Helping Hands for their words of encouragement and support and their kind donation of £1,000, to Build Blocks, West Midlands Police Charitable Trust, Caldmore Accord Housing and the Co-Op," he adds.

"I am confident that the club will become a well used facility and meeting place, not only to train and improve fitness but to make new friends and get to know local officers better. Boxing enthusiasts have the opportunity to box competitively or simply use the facilities to train and get fit."

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