Halstead lords of the ring

Halstead Boxing Club's new competive ring
Halstead Boxing Club's new competive ring

BOXERS in Halstead are pleased as punch with their new facilities.

Halstead Boxing Club was awarded £4,450 to buy a competitive boxing ring, now in place at its new gym in Factory Lane West.

Club secretary Chris Hague said: “The new boxing ring and non-slip flooring looks superb and has enabled us to cope with up to three age-range groups with up to 50 students at the same time – meaning more than 150 per cent growth and something that was not possible before.”

The money came from a community fund run by Greenfields Community Housing.