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As part of their ongoing programme to encourage young people attending Lochaber Phoenix Boxing Club training sessions, 11-year-old Keira Welsh was presented with a medal in recognition of her dedication.
The award is made when a member shows particular dedication and willingness to learn over a number of sessions.
Keira was a regular at junior training before the Covid lockdown and since regulations allowed a return to training in the gym she has rarely missed an evening, always ‘giving her all’.
Coaches also praised Keira for her hard work and willingness to take part as she cannot wait to get started from the moment she arrives, is ready to listen and take advice.
New equipment has also recently be provided for the junior training sessions adding an additional element of fun while getting fit.
As restrictions ease further a greater range of activities are being introduced in line with Covid regulations.
Junior sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 6.45pm with seniors at 7pm. Spaces are limited, but places can be booked by messaging the Facebook page.
At the moment the club also has two much-needed fund-raising projects on the go with the chance to win a pair of genuine Lee Selby boxing shorts signed by the champion and a name the boxer scratch card. Both are also online at the club Facebook page.