Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison has congratulated Spennymoor Boxing Club for their fantastic facilities, following a visit to the club this weekend.
Dehenna Davison MP, who is a member of the All Parliamentary Party Group for sport, has visited Spennymoor Boxing Academy to meet with head coach Robert Ellis to discuss their fantastic work and reopening after the latest lockdown.
Dehenna, who was joined by newly elected Spennymoor councillor Luke Allan Holmes, visited the boxing club in Spennymoor on Saturday 22 May, meeting coaches and students whilst touring the facilities, before having a go at training herself. Posting to her Facebook page, Dehenna said:
“The facilities are incredible, and hearing about the success of the club and how many champions have trained here over its 30 years was really inspiring.”
Spennymoor Boxing Academy run a range of sessions from exercise classes to full boxing training and welcomes all ages and abilities.
After the visit, Dehenna said:
“Thank you so much to Robert and the team for having me this weekend at their fantastic club. It was great to hear about the recent and historic successes of the club.
“With the easing of lockdown, it is great to see such brilliant clubs like Spennymoor Boxing Academy re-open. You can see from the kids there that the club provides a welcoming atmosphere and it’s a great opportunity to socialise, take care of your mental wellbeing whilst also caring for your physical health.”
Cllr Luke Allan Holmes said,
“It was great to join our local MP, Dehenna Davison, this weekend at Spennymoor Boxing Academy.
“I am grateful to Robert and the team for having me and showing me around their brilliant facilities.
“Spennymoor Boxing Academy is well used by local people and is a fantastic way for young people to develop new skills. If you’re considering joining, go for it!”
Head coach Robert Ellis said:
“We were proud to show Dehenna our gym and the hard work all our volunteer coaches do with our club members. We do make a difference to young people lives and we thank Dehenna for taking the time to come and see us.”