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A lesson in the sweet science

Thursday, 14th May, 2015

Volunteer and experienced boxer Clint Pearce with PCYC Club Manager Rowena Marks. Volunteer and experienced boxer Clint Pearce with PCYC Club Manager Rowena Marks.

By Emily Roberts

Anyone looking for fitness and fun can find it at the PCYC’s new adult boxing classes.

The class starts on Tuesday and it is the first time the PCYC has run adult contact boxing.

Club Manager, Rowena Marks, said boxing had in years past been a big part of the PCYC and it wanted to keep the tradition alive.

“We wanted to start building up contact boxing and bring some PCYC history back to the club,” said Ms Marks.

“We hope the move into adults will bring some tournaments. We want to try and attract boxers to come out here to compete.”

She said the classes were for men and women.

“We have fully-accredited trainers, through Boxing Australia, and will have a new boxing ring installed shortly.

“It is awesome for fitness, co-ordination and core strength. It helps with general fitness, plus it is fun.”

The club also has free ‘Boxing for Fitness’ for children in addition to its free ‘Contact Boxing’ for juniors.

“It is good for children, it gives them something to do,” she said.

“It also teaches discipline and those who are serious about learning can aim to be competition-ready.”

Mrs Marks said anyone can start the classes.

“No one gets pushed into anything you don’t want to do,” she said. “It will be about learning the basics to start off with.

“Everyone needs the appropriate safety gear.”

The contact boxing is held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Participants must be PCYC members, which costs $20 for 12 months. There is also a $5 entry fee.

For more information call the PCYC on 8087 3723.

WHAT: Adult boxing

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday, 6.30-7.30pm

WHERE: PCYC, Gypsum Street

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