Club fighting fit
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.