Club fight­ing fit

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

WAN­NEROO Ama­teur Box­ing Club pres­i­dent Vic Noll says get­ting a grant for a bus is the best thing that has ever hap­pened for the group.

The club was es­tab­lished in 1975 and is one of the longestrun­ning clubs in the area. It re­cently re­ceived an $80,000 grant to con­tinue sup­port­ing its work with young ath­letes.

The State Gov­ern­ment grant made it pos­si­ble for the vol­un­teer­run club to buy a bus to take box­ers to and from matches, as well as up­grade fa­cil­i­ties at its Scenic Drive head­quar­ters.

Mr Noll said the bus made it pos­si­ble for coaches such as Neil Gled­hill from Mer­riwa to take chil­dren to tour­na­ments and weigh-ins when their par­ents could not.

“It’s the best thing that’s ever hap­pened for the club,” the Joon­dalup res­i­dent said.

“The club is all vol­un­tary and no one gets paid, so sup­port from grants like this are a great help.”

With the most reg­is­tered box­ers in WA, Mr Noll said the club was in­volved in com­pe­ti­tions al­most ev­ery fort­night so to have a way of get­ting the ath­letes where they need to be was cru­cial.

Wan­neroo MLA Sabine Win­ton said the club had been help­ing lo­cal youth for decades.

“This bus and new equip­ment will help the club con­tinue with its fan­tas­tic work with the youth in our com­mu­nity,” she said.

“I’m thrilled that this fund­ing will al­low more young peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in their fan­tas­tic pro­grams.”

Wan­neroo Ama­teur Box­ing Club staff and box­ers are thrilled to have a new bus af­ter re­ceiv­ing a State Gov­ern­ment grant.

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