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Trimdon boxing club goes from strength-to-strength
A BOXING club set up in memory of a former Royal Marine who died in a car accident is going from strength-to-strength.
Tootill Amateur Boxing Club at Trimdon Station, near Sedgefield, is a not for profit enterprise run solely by volunteers.
Over the years, the club has faced many hurdles in obtaining funding but, with the support of the East Durham Rural Corridor Area Action Partnership and Trimdon and Thornley councillor Morris Nicholls, it is now fighting fit.
Last year, the club was awarded £2,795 from the AAP’s It’s Up 2 U funding pot and used the money to purchase equipment, including a boxing ring and team jackets.
Manager and coach Michelle Robinson said: “This support, along with the vital support of local people and volunteers, allows us to continue offering this facility to our local community.”
Tootill Amateur Boxing Club was set up in memory of David William Tootill – a plasterer and former marine who died in a road accident in 2009.
The 29-year-old was passionate about boxing and the club aims to continue Mr Tootill’s dream by providing opportunities for young people to make friends and improve their confidence through boxing.
Anyone aged nine years and over can join Tootill Amateur Boxing Club and ladies only sessions are available.
The club is holding an amateur boxing show at Wingate Club on Thursday, November 14 from 7pm.
For more information about the club or show, contact Miss Robinson on 01740-623877 or find them on Facebook.
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