Local MP Sheryll Murray opened the new Liskeard Boxing Club on Monday with Liskeard Mayor Christina Whitty underneath the Methodist Church.
The man behind the Club is local man Dean Crabtree. He explained, “I got the idea first when I used to live in Plymouth and started boxing myself and when I came to live in Liskeard I noted a gap in the market and that there was not a lot for the kids so I wanted to put something back into the community.”
The Club has two age groups with 8-16 years old and 17+ for adults. All classes are mixed and everyone is welcome.
Following the opening Sheryll said, “This really is a fantastic facility and I would like to thank Dean and his team for all the hard work they have put into this project in bringing it to the town. It is great to see excellent experience with ex-professional Danny Lawson on board. It will create a good opportunity to undertake this Olympic sport at first-hand. I feel sure that a lot of people will have fun and make many new friends at this new club.”