Big sup­port to launch academy

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The new Can­nons Creek Box­ing Academy was packed to the rafters as po­lice, Porirua com­mu­nity lead­ers and celebri­ties en­dorsed the new ven­ture.

New Zealand Po­lice com­mis­sioner Mike Bush, sport­ing com­men­ta­tor and au­thor Keith Quinn and Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett were among the dozens of in­vited guests to help of­fi­cially open the academy on July 19.

Head of the gym, Latu Talu, took a leaf from his men­tor Billy Gra­ham’s book and han­dled his speech and tele­vi­sion in­ter­views with aplomb.

The academy’s first in­take of young peo­ple be­gan their train­ing last week.

Photo: CRAIG McGHIE

Push up: Latu Talu shows off one of the ac­tiv­i­ties he and his stu­dents might be do­ing as part of train­ing at the Can­nons Creek Box­ing Academy.

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