Bognor boxing course is a big hit with youngsters

The six youngsters, with coach Mark Hibbert, who are through the first leg of a national awards scheme   Picture by Louise Adams
The six youngsters, with coach Mark Hibbert, who are through the first leg of a national awards scheme Picture by Louise Adams
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A GB national boxing award course running at VK’s Gym in Bognor has seen a number of youngsters make big progress in the sport.

The 11-week course comprises six awards: preliminary, standard, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each award is completed in a series of one-hour sessions to cover boxing skills and techniques.

At the end of each award an assesment takes place and ,if successful, the student will recieve a nationally-recognised certificate which can contribute towards a Duke of Edinburgh award and a medal.

Coach Mark hibbert said: “At VK’s Gym we have reached assesment stage, resulting in six candidates achieving a pass for the preliminary award - Riley Hall, Tyler Lemm, Alex Smith, Ellie Richardson, Miles Richardson and Kane Doe.

“They now progress to the standard award which will take place at VK’s on Sundays, starting this weekend.

“In addition, I will be starting a preliminary class for new students from 1pm to 2pm, also starting this Sunday. The classes are open to boys and girls aged between five and ten.”

Anyone requiring additional information can call Mark Hibbert on 07918 637449 or find out more about the awards at www.boxingawards.co.uk

VK’s Gym offers boxing and martial arts. It opens every day but from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the gym is used by Bognor Boxing club. Anyone interested in the boxing club should turn up and ask for Sean Burton.

Boxercise classes are on Mondays from 8pm, zheng dao lo MMA classes are on Tuesdays (8pm) and white-collar boxing classes are held on Wednesdays and Fridays (8-9pm).

New customers can try the gym for free.