Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Students visit Gold medallist's boxing club
The Larches and Savick Boxing Club were thrust into the limelight this summer, with their boxer Scott Fitzgerald winning gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
As part of UCLan's commitment to provide students with a world-class learning experience, the Division are forging new mutually-beneficial links with the club.
Course Leader Clint Godfrey recently took a group of students to Larches and Savick to see how it had developed over the last 12 years. The club, which was initially housed in a scout hut, is now based in a purpose built facility and is run by a team of highly skilled senior coaches.
Scott's Dad, Dave, along with two other coaches, talked to the students about the club and also taught them some basic boxing skills. Dave is highly respected in boxing circles and is the current Great Britain Performance Coach for the U15/16s.
For more information about the Larches and Savick Club please click here.