Louth Boxing Club has plans to expand

Louth School of Boxing secretary Paul Jackson with owner Trevor Frater. Photo: Ian Holmes
Louth School of Boxing secretary Paul Jackson with owner Trevor Frater. Photo: Ian Holmes

An established boxing school in Louth is calling out for new members as it bids to expand.

The Louth School of Boxing, based behind Volksworld in North Holme Road, is hoping to move to a bigger premises, open longer, and hold more classes.

The club itself is owned and run by Trevor Frater and the main coach is Gary King, a former professional boxer and former coach of the original Louth Amateur Boxing Club.

The club’s secretary Paul Jackson said: “Our mission here at the Louth School of Boxing is to foster, develop, promote and coordinate the recreational and competitive amateur boxing opportunities for all member athletes and supportive participants and to supervise all amateur boxing matters that come within the organisation’s purview.

“We are dedicated to inspire not only the youth of our society, but anyone who wishes to enter our gym, to pursue excellence in sport and in their lives and to embrace the ideals of honour, discipline, self-control, goal setting and good old fashioned hard work!

“Absolutely anyone can come, men, women & children. Especially the kids, we want the younger generation to join the amateur ranks and get the club on the map.

“We’re hoping to expand too, if we get enough recognition we can move to a bigger premises, open longer and hold more classes.

“Such things as aerobic classes, weight training, maybe even branch out and add other martial arts classes.”

The Louth School of Boxing is open every night from 5pm to 7pm and prices are £3 for under 18s and £4 for over 18s.