BARTON Hill Amateur Boxing Club played host to the inaugural Box to Box competition, putting 3 of the Premier League Charitable Funds South West clubs through their boxing paces.
Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle travelled to Barton Hill ABC, Bristol, to compete in a skills competition, judged by professionals at England Boxing.
The days saw 5 PL4S participants; representing each club, compete in a series of gruelling physical challenges to score points for their professional club. Each participant would then have their scores tallied up and the winners would receive Adidas boxing kit kindly donated by the sports governing body. Stations were set up to test boxings newest recruits footwork, physical fitness and punch technique. In addition to this, a number of PL4S participants had the chance to spar a local professional boxer, as a means of experiencing the sport first-hand.
The day was delivered as a way of celebrating the hard-work and effort of each of the clubs boxing participants, giving them a chance to see first-hand how far they had come. Boxers from all 3 clubs, shown incredible fitness and promising skill, as well as highlighted how PL4S can help grow confidence and self-believe.
The day was eventually concluded with England Boxing presenting the winner’s trophy to Bristol Rovers, who successfully compiled enough points to win the team event and pip their South West rivals to the silverware. However, PAFC fared much better in the individual competition, with 2 young female boxers making the podium.
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