Hollybush venue too small for fast-growing club

PUBLISHED: 16:23 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

Space is limited at the Hyde Sport and Social Club for WGC boxers

Space is limited at the Hyde Sport and Social Club for WGC boxers

AHEAD of WGC Boxing Club's home show at the Gosling Sports Park, trainer Martin Calvert has spoken of how the club ideally needs to find a new location. Boxers currently train at the Hyde Sports and Social club, which is based on Hollybush Lane, but with

AHEAD of WGC Boxing Club's home show at the Gosling Sports Park, trainer Martin Calvert has spoken of how the club ideally needs to find a new location.

Boxers currently train at the Hyde Sports and Social club, which is based on Hollybush Lane, but with the club growing from strength to strength, space is becoming increasingly limited.

"Over the last few months we have calls from people wanting to join up, but to be honest we are having to turn kids away because there just isn't the space," said Calvert.

"We are so busy at the moment, and I can't believe just how far this club has come, but it saddens me that we have to turn people away.

"We have talked with the council regarding plans for a new site, and various options are being discussed, but we definitely need more space to continue building the club."

The WHT has been inundated with calls for contact details of the boxing club in the aftermath of its first live show for some 30 years last October.

And with the latest offering of live action set to once more be the talk of the town, the need to continue improving this community club should be at the forefront of the council's agenda.

Anyone who attended WGC Boxing Club's first live show for over 30 years in October 2008 will not have failed to be impressed.

Not only did the young fighters display skill and desire, but the community as one came together to celebrate sporting talent.

The Gosling Sports Park proved to be a superb venue to host such an event.

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