Boxing clever at Scarborough ABC

The Sports desk boys Dan Gregory, left, and Martin Dowey, get ready to rumble with John Brownlie looking on at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908a
The Sports desk boys Dan Gregory, left, and Martin Dowey, get ready to rumble with John Brownlie looking on at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908a
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Boxing is a sport on the up after a hugely successful medal haul at the London 2012 Games, and the benefits are far reaching.

ScarboroughAmateur Boxing Club is thriving at the moment, so we visited their bustling gym just off Seamer Road to see what’s going on under the watchful eye of coach John Brownlie.

The Sports boys get ready to rumble Dan  throws a big one  at Martin,at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908b

The Sports boys get ready to rumble Dan throws a big one at Martin,at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908b

We were taken through the basics by Brownlie before watching some of the club’s prospects sparring.

Brownlie said: “Interest in boxing has soared after the success of the Olympics last year.

“We’ve had loads more people coming down to the club to see what it’s all about, and that’s great.

“Boxing is a great sport that promotes discipline and a healthy lifestyle.

Martin works the big bag with John Brownlie looking on ,at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908c

Martin works the big bag with John Brownlie looking on ,at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908c

“It’s a great way for kids to get active and healthy and also learn some discipline.”

Scarborough ABC train between 6-8pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Seniors are £2 per session or £5 for the week, juniors are £1 per session or £2 for the week. For more details ring John on 07738 291809.

The Sports boys,take a break from their session at the boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908d

The Sports boys,take a break from their session at the boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908d

The Sports boys with Scarborough ABC boxing club members.Picture Richard Ponter 130908e

The Sports boys with Scarborough ABC boxing club members.Picture Richard Ponter 130908e

Members are put through their paces  at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908f

Members are put through their paces at Scarborough ABC boxing club.Picture Richard Ponter 130908f