Grassroots: Kabu Club in Granton boxing clever

Boxing coach Shelly Welsh (foreground) and Derek Pender with volunteers Stuart Steadman, Sandie Reith, Mark Stewart and Brett Cook

Boxing coach Shelly Welsh (foreground) and Derek Pender with volunteers Stuart Steadman, Sandie Reith, Mark Stewart and Brett Cook

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North Edinburgh has a new gym and fitness facility with the Kabo Boxing Club setting up in Granton Youth Centre in partnership with Amateur Boxing Scotland.

The gym will be open to all, but with a special emphasis on attracting young people up to 25-years-old.

The venture that has been developed over several months and has brought togetheer youth clubs, community centres and local schools.

Manager/coach Derek Pender saysL “KABO Boxing Club is a fresh, dynamic and well-resourced space where young people and adults, with professional and proper instruction can have access to a space for fitness and boxing, either with instruction or on their own.

“In partnership with Granton Youth Centre’s street-based outreach programme both organisations are looking to engage young people into the programme of health, fitness and boxing,”

The official opening saw Bradley Welsh, former ABA lightweight champion, attend as guest of honour and speaker. For more details including opening times and programmes see: www.kabo-club.co.uk or go to Kabo Club on Facebook.

Our photograph shows boxing coach Shelly Welsh (foreground) and Derek Pender with volunteers Stuart Steadman, Sandie Reith, Mark Stewart and Brett Cook.

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