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Penzance Boxing Club and Penwith College secure funding for student sport

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Penzance Boxing Club and Penwith College secure funding for student sport

Students from Penwith College will have the opportunity to access new boxing equipment, thanks to funding from Sport England's 'Sportivate' fund. A successful bid for over £300 to purchase new gloves, pads and a punch bag means that the college will be able to offer more opportunities for students to participate in boxing activities.

The project forms part of a joint partnership initiative between Penzance Amateur Boxing Club and Penwith College to get more young people boxing in the Penwith Community. Volunteers from Penzance ABC have been delivering lunchtime boxing sessions for students at the College. Having engaged in the sessions, which are open to all levels of ability, students are then signposted to Penzance ABC where they can access evening and weekend training opportunities. The pilot scheme has proved so successful that it will now continue throughout the academic year.

Julian Wills, Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker said "We are very lucky to have such committed volunteers from Penzance ABC delivering sessions at the College. They are a great example of a club who is truly about supporting the local community. The funding will enable more young people to access the sport."

The boxing project forms part of the Truro and Penwith College 'Health, Well-being and Sport' programme which provides sports and physical activity to support students throughout their time at college, and help them achieve their academic goals. Building on the success of the boxing initiative the College plan to continue to expand their delivery of enrichment programmes.

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