Jacinta Saunders and Patrick Casey of Warwick West State School test out new gloves donated by Warwick Boxing Club secretary Andrew Jones.
Jacinta Saunders and Patrick Casey of Warwick West State School test out new gloves donated by Warwick Boxing Club secretary Andrew Jones.

Boxing gear a big hit at school

JACINTA Saunders had a pair of boxing gloves on for the first time yesterday following a Warwick Boxing Club equipment donation to the Warwick West State School Special Education Unit.

The 12-year-old said she was keen to hit the punching bag which had also been donated to the unit.

“I love jumping and now want to try boxing,” Jacinta said.

Patrick Casey, 7, reckons boxing sparring is fun.

“Boxing makes me strong, it helps with my writing,” he said.

The two pairs of boxing gloves and punching bag will be used by 10 students at the special education unit, possibly more.

Warwick Boxing Club secretary Andrew Jones said club president Andrew Grafton and the members were keen to help in the community.

“We want to help out where needed,” Jones said.

The club secretary is hoping to attract a large crowd to its October 9 tournament at Kings at the Warwick RSL.

Paul Parry, Jason Bailey, Jack Cavanagh, Jack Collins, Tim Tate, Britnee Wallace, Shane Parry and Kyle Teer are some of the Warwick boxers set to compete on the night.

Tickets are available from Warwick RSL for $15; children, aged 5 to 10 $5 and children under five free.



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