Box­ing kicks off at PCYC

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE PCYC have a spe­cial guest com­ing to teach box­ing classes on Tues­days, as Sam O’Mal­ley from the Mackay PCYC trav­els up here to teach the classes.

Mr O’Mal­ley may be bet­ter known to peo­ple for his ap­pear­ance on hit tele­vi­sion show The Big­gest Loser; he was a con­tes­tant with his daugh­ter. Af­ter los­ing all the weight on the pro­gram Mr O’Mal­ley con­tin­ued to pur­sue box­ing to keep up his fit­ness. PCYC branch man­ager Sergeant John Dick­in­son said the classes would be great for any ex­pe­ri­ence level.

“Our ul­ti­mate goal is to have some box­ing tour­na­ments be­tween other PCYCs in our re­gion. Box­ing is cur­rently of­fered in the Mackay, Black­wa­ter and Rock­hamp­ton PCYCs, we’re one of the few that don’t of­fer it yet,” he said.

Th­ese classes will be af­fil­i­ated with Queens­land Box­ing, which al­lows par­tic­i­pants to progress all the way to the Olympics if they choose.

“We had box­ing here a num­ber of years ago and have been try­ing to re­in­state it as we re- ceive more in­quiries from the pub­lic ask­ing for box­ing classes.”

Box­ing with Sam O’Mal­ley will take place ev­ery Tues­day night from 6.30–7.30pm. Chil­dren aged eight years and up are wel­come to at­tend, as are adults of all abil­i­ties and fit­ness lev­els.

Box­ing is only open to PCYC mem­bers.

BOX­ING BE­GINS: Trainer Sam O’Mal­ley and his daugh­ter, Jess, of Mackay, com­peted in The Big­gest Loser.

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