If you were among the dozens of visitors walking through the doors of Suggy’s Gym on Saturday 1 October, you were no doubt looking forward to a few hours of fun…
And, judging by all the feedback over the last couple of days, it’s fair to say that’s exactly what was waiting for you!
“We knew from the response we had to all the posts on our social media pages that there was a lot of interest in our Fun Day and were expecting a pretty good turnout on Saturday afternoon,” said Suggy’s Gym head coach Dean Sugden.
“But from the moment we opened the doors on Castlegate at 12 noon till the last visitors reluctantly left the gym shortly after 4pm, it was non-stop action and, as you can see from this video and the photos below, a fantastic time was had by all!
“From coaches and current clients to first-time visitors of all ages and abilities, everyone shared in the fun. It was great to welcome them to the event, especially the kids, and I’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing many of them on a regular basis very soon when they sign up to classes and courses here at Suggy’s Gym.”
Saturday’s Fun Day was part of the celebrations of Newark Amateur Boxing Club’s 20th anniversary, which has also seen children aged between five and 12 enjoying four weeks of free boxing sessions recently.
“When we opened our doors on Castlegate over 20 years ago, we were determined to create a can-do, all-inclusive environment representing all parts of our local community, something our whole coaching team is really passionate about” added Dean.
“Over the years, our 4,000 square feet centre of excellence has produced many champions at national level and several of our young amateurs have represented their country, coming home to Newark with medals after competing in European and Tri Nations Championships.
“Right now, we’re looking forward to our next Home Show, which will see many of those youngsters walking back out into the ring at Farndon Memorial Hall on Friday 9 December.
“With three Level 2 coaches and three Level 1 coaches, alongside Bailey Sugden and Jade Grierson, I’ve no doubt that the future is bright as they continue their journey.
“Watching so many of them holding pads and helping out on Saturday was definitely the highlight of my day and something I’ll remember for a long time to come.
“And of course, it goes without saying that I want to thank everyone who helped to make the Fun Day such a successful event, from the Sugden team of Karen, Chad and Bailey to coaches Irvine Taylor and Jade Grierson, and all the sponsors who support the young amateurs representing NABC both at home and away.”