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Ladies Boxing sessions in Wellingborough to launch as part of new funding stream

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:45

Ladies Boxing sessions in Wellingborough to launch as part of new funding stream

Ladies in Wellingborough will have the opportunity to have fun and enjoy non contact boxing for health and fitness with a qualified coach at Shudan Academy in Wellingborough.

Theproject has been launched following a successful bid from #NorthantsGirlsCan Fund through Northamptonshire Sport, which aims to support groups, organisations and clubs who wish to engage and provide regular and sustained sport and physical activity opportunities for women aged 25 years and above.

Jeff Gonsalves, Boxing Coach from Shudan Martial Arts said, "Currently there are no boxing classes in our local area for ladies only and with the success of our female boxers on the international stage we are sure this will be inspiring more women to take up the sport. These sessions will be focused around improving health and fitness but there will also be opportunities for ladies to attend sparring sessions at the club."

The weekly sessions will launch on Wednesday 6th January, 8pm at Shudan Academy in Wellingborough. Participants can book onto the courses by contacting Jeff on 07745366820 or email contact@shudanmartialarts.com.

Northamptonshire Sport has created the #NorthantsGirlsCan Fund to provide initial 'start up' grants of up to £500 for organisations across Northamptonshire to access, with the aim of providing more accessible opportunities for women aged 25 years and over.

The programme is part of This Girl Cana nationwide campaign developed by Sport England and delivered in partnership with a wide range of organisations, which aimsto get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability.

Other organisations and clubs in the county can apply for the fund via the Northamptonshire Sport website at www.northamptonshiresport.org/northants-girls-can where you can also view an example application form for a successful project as a guide.

For more information contact: Northamptonshire Sport on 01604 366976

Ladies Boxing sessions in Wellingborough to launch as part of new funding stream

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