Woorabinda boxers (left to right) Garry, Shaun, Edgar, Charlie and Nathan will compete for the first time tonight.
Woorabinda boxers (left to right) Garry, Shaun, Edgar, Charlie and Nathan will compete for the first time tonight.

Rebirth of Woorabinda boxing club

ONE of these blokes could be the next Anthony Mundine.

It's the first time Woorabinda has had a boxing club in more than 40 years and for these five aspiring fighters, tonight will be their first time in the spotlight.

Joined by a sixth boxer, Lance, who has more than 20 fights under his belt, the team will compete in Emerald for their first tournament.

The area manager of PCYC's Community Activity Program through Education, Brett Toll, said the club gave the boys a chance to focus on achieving their goals.

“Boxing has given these boys a chance to focus on a goal and a pathway to pursue it,” Brett said.

“It's a very individual sport and once you're in the ring it's all down to you, and what you have done to prepare for the fight so I think that is a bit of a hook for the fellas as they are not relying on anyone else,” he said.

He said the tournament would be a learning curve and a night to celebrate having a Woorabinda Club back in the sport.

“We ran a trial program last year at the Blackwater PCYC and off the back of that we decided to invest in a boxing gym at Woorabinda. The boxers, male and a couple of females, have been in their training solidly for two months now.”



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