Boxing club for Kilsyth

A NEW boxing club is set to start up in Kilsyth next month.

The Kilsyth Golden Gloves Boxing Club will be based in the Burngreen Hall and will cater for boys and girls from age nine years and upwards.

Heading up the new club will be coaches Gerry Donachie, Joe McCluskey and Francis Connor, who had a long association with the famous Croy Boxing Club, and had champions at every level, from youth, district, Scottish, British, European and world champion.

Said Francis: "The hope is to achieve some of this success again and get kids some discipline and respect for themselves, as well as getting them off the streets.

"In order to achieve this, donations are needed from local businesses, to buy equipment."

The club would like to thank to Paul's Butchers, Cowan Print, The Scarecrow and The Coachman Hotel for their financial help. If you would like to sponsor the boxing club, contact Francis Connor on (01236) 826254.