Amateur boxers packing a punch

The Northam PCYC amateur boxing program is up and running after a short hiatus as the building was undergoing major refurbishments.

Working under the dynamic leadership of qualified husband and wife coaching team Guy and Fi Mead, the boxing program is regularly attracting more than 30 participants on Tuesday and Thursday nights. 

The new PCYC boxing crew travelled to Perth to attend their first formal event as a team on the weekend.

The group took part in the fifth annual ring sport event held at Pondy’s Gym, at Koongamia, to gain some invaluable sparring experience with some of the best fighters in the state.

Coach Guy Mead said everyone who attended enjoyed themselves in the process.

Northam PCYC manager Jane Atterby has been working alongside regional PCYC boxing coordinator James West since the beginning of 2018 to establish the new facilities, including a ring.

“We received funding for a new boxing ring earlier this year from the Commonwealth Bank and the Shire of Northam, and at the beginning of September we got the new ring installed,” Atterby said.

“Essentially what has been established is a mutually beneficial working partnership with Northam’s STRYKA Fight Team in order to ensure that Wheatbelt boxers have access to the best available training resources”

                                                                                                                                                      Mrs Atterby said she was looking forward to big things for the Northam PCYC as a whole, and for the boxing team in particular, in the new year.

She said the focus would be on local Wheatbelt boxers competing in as many amateur boxing tournaments as possible over 2019.

Weekly training sessions take place from 5pm to 7pm Tuesdays and Thursday at Northam PCYC.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Northam PCYC’s boxing program can contact Jane Atterby via email on northampcyc@wapcyc.com.au or call on 9622 2220.