Girls let their fists do the talk­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motoring Guide -

Duries BC have been teach­ing high school girls the art of box­ing in a new ini­tia­tive to keep them fit and en­cour­age them to take part in sport.

The Ruther­glen club vis­ited Trin­ity High last month to hold a se­ries of ses­sions with more than 30 S3 stu­dents.

Coach Archie Durie and boxer Vicky Glover, who is a for­mer Stonelaw High pupil, de­liv­ered the mas­ter classes to try to en­hance the girls up­take and en­joy­ment of cur­rent PE pro­vi­sion. And since host­ing the ses­sions at the school, Archie has seen an in­crease in bod­ies fil­ter­ing through the door of his gym on Cam­bus­lang Road. He told the Re­former: “The feed­back we got from it was great.

“We’ve had five girls come back into the gym so far so it’s re­ally pleas­ing.

“It was about try­ing to en­cour­age S3 and S4 kids into sport and hope­fully we did that.”

He added:“We do an av­er­age of two classes per day and we’ve opened the gym up in the morn­ings.

“We’re also con­sid­er­ing open­ing up classes for women in the morn­ings be­tween 9am and 11am.

“We hold kids classes on a Tues­day, Thurs­day and a Satur­day, and we start from eight years of age, and they can move up a class when they get older. They can just ap­pear at the gym door and we sup­ply the equip­ment.”

The Trin­ity Fit for Girls project is a part­ner­ship be­tween Trin­ity High School, Ac­tive Schools and Sports­cot­land to try to in­crease the par­tic­i­pa­tion and qual­ity of PE de­liv­ery specif­i­cally for girls.

It in­volved a block of 10 dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties, cho­sen specif­i­cally by the S3 girls in Trin­ity and de­liv­ered by lo­cal club coaches and fit­ness in­struc­tors.

The girls were then given in­for­ma­tion on where they could ac­cess the ac­tiv­i­ties out in the lo­cal area, and the hope now is that the project will be ex­tended to other classes in the school.

Duries are look­ing for spon­sors for their up­com­ing home show at the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute on April 15.

A pay­ment of £130 will guar­an­tee two tick­ets to the fight night, VIP seat­ing and pur­chase of the tro­phy which the spon­sor will be able to present to the win­ning boxer on the evening.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Archie Durie on 07734175338 or go to Duries BC Face­book page.

Tick­ets cost £15.

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