Youngsters call out for Moore after event
10:34am Tuesday 27th August 2013 in Sport
CHILDREN from Bolton Lads and Girls Club were hit with a sucker punch last week when a former European champion boxer turned up at their sessions to lend a hand.
Jamie Moore, from Walkden, passed on his hints and tips to the group of more than 10 kids attending the new sessions at the gym.
The club are currently running the sessions on Saturdays.
The club have two ABAE full coaches, Dave Langhorn and Nick Rayner, and one ABAE assistant coach, Dave McDonald.
John Wolfe, senior sports co-ordinator, said: “All of the children enjoyed it.
“Jamie attended to offer his support and to help us raise awareness of our boxing sessions to the young people in the town.”
Moore is the former European light middleweight champion who retired in 2010.
The 34-year-old boasted an impressive record of 32 wins from 37 fights, 23 via knockout.
Speaking about the event, he said: “The club have a really good set-up down there.
“It is very important for the community and giving the kids access to good coaching is great.
“I think the other thing is that it keeps the kids off the streets and teaches them about discipline.
“They also are keeping fit and being healthy.
“I talked to them about what they can achieve and boxing is not easy as you are going to be hit on the nose along the way.”
Among the sessions are Monday: 4.30 – 5.45pm eight–12-year-olds, 6 – 8pm 12-21 year olds, then Tuesday: 6 – 7.30pm 12-21 year olds, Wednesday: 4.30 – 5.45pm eight–12-year-olds 6 – 8pm ME3 Card Holders, Thursday: 5 – 6pm girls only, 6 – 7.30pm 12–21 year olds and Friday: 4.30 – 5.45pm eight-12 years old and 6 – 8pm eight–12 year olds.
- If you want more information ring 01204 540100.