Town steps in the ring for new sport club
BOXING: Eidsvold Boxing Club is starting to gain momentum with an increase in students coming along to train.
The classes are run by volunteers who give their time twice a week so the children of Eidsvold have something to do on these afternoons.
Preston Parter, Deputy Principal of Eidsvold State School is just one of the volunteers working to make this program happen.
Other volunteers include Aaron Bernard, fitness coach and Corey Appo.
Mr Parter said the program continued to grow.
A grant was given to Eidsvold Boxing Club earlier in the year which allowed for the purchase of equipment and floor mats.
There are big plans for the boxing gym with a ring and mirrors to be added soon.
Currently there are between 20 and 25 children training at the boxing club as well as roughly eight adults.
"Our kids love sport and in Eidsvold there aren't too many opportunities to play club sport without travelling to neighbouring towns,” Mr Parter said.
Mr Parter said it gave kids and adults two afternoons a week they were able to train and be part of a team.
"We would like to see the club grow and eventually start training kids and young adults to prepare for tournaments,” he said.
Mr Parter said Eidsvold Boxing Club had a proud history of good fighters who came from the little town.
"We are starting small with a couple of days a week to teach discipline and the basics and it will grow from there,” he said.