Excitement spreads across North London as the Selby Amateur Boxing Club is set to open their new facility at the Selby Centre tomorrow (Friday 13th February).
The launch event will include Olympic Gold Medallist James DeGale; Former WBO Middleweight Interim Champion Jason Matthews and Former Commonwealth and European Heavyweight Champion; Derek Williams.
Selby Trust Chief Executive Sona Mahtani said:
“We are delighted to be supporting such an exciting project. Obesity is a big issue facing young people in White Hart Lane. We need to create solutions to help children and families deal with it. Moreover, young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, want to be active, confident, stimulated and expend energy in constructive ways - what better way than boxing!”
Rt Hon David Lammy MP for Tottenham said
"The Selby Boxing Club is a very special part of the cultural fabric of Tottenham. It is far more than a place to excel at sport, it is a place to excel in life. Rigorous training and participation in competitions provides young people from across the constituency with the opportunities to hone key life skills of dedication, resilience and focus. I am a firm believer in the transformative ability of sport, and I commend the Selby Boxing Club for their tireless efforts to help Tottenham's young people develop and thrive."
Keith Walters OBE, Honorary Secretary of London ABA, Chairman of Boxing England said:
“We are thrilled to see Selby Amateur Boxing Club progress over such a short period of time and deliver world class coaching and facilities in conjunction with The Selby Trust, London Borough of Haringey, Sport England and Powerday’’.
The launch event is on Friday 13th February 2015, 3pm at the Selby Centre. Please firstname.lastname@example.org you would like to attend.