Youth introduced to boxing

Youngsters learning the art and skill of boxing.

The Reservoir Hills Sports and Recreation Club is a registered member of the eThekwini Boxing Organisation and has started training at the Siripat Grounds. The club was previously coaching young up and coming boxers at a private small venue.

Boxing has been an extremely popular sport in Durban many years ago with many local gyms around the eThekwini region. “Now it is virtually impossible to find a boxing gymnasium,” said Tintin Pillay, official of the sports club.

The boxing kit that was donated to the club.

“Young boxers are encouraged to take full advantage of the boxing programme on offer at no cost whatsoever. The eThekwini Boxing Organisation recently donated boxing bags, head guards, punching pads and gloves to the club so that our youth can benefit from the boxing training on offer. We are currently trying to get a team of youth boxers to partake in a local boxing tournament,” continued Pillay. 

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He added, “Boxing is one of the most incredible individual sports; even if one does not participate in tournaments, just going through the training keeps one in an absolutely fit condition. The Sports Club’s vision is to offer our youth a variety of sporting codes so that a wider variety of our children can spend their free time indulging in positive activities. This, we believe, will distract our kids from indulging in the negative activities, activities that are currently destroying them.”

“There is also a plan to stage a boxing tournament at the Siripat Grounds before the end of the year. This will further create a fantastic awareness of boxing. Boxing needs to be revived in our region and there is no better way to start than with our local youth,” said Pillay.  For further information about the boxing programme, Tintin Pillay can be contacted on 072-616-1116 or 078-043-2142.

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