Archive for November 6th, 2012

Conservative County Council Deputy Leader Attends Boxing Club Opening

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


Alan Keast and Ben Adams

Local Conservative County Councillor and Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council, Ben Adams, attended the recent opening of Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club’s new venue and heaped praise on both the club and the new premises.

Cllr Adams said, “It was a real pleasure to join local and national supporters of Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club at the opening of their new club, education centre and gym at the CornerPost Education Centre in Orchard Street on Friday.  Olympic hero Luke Campbell opened the new centre.  Luke was great, it is hard to believe that someone so young, modest and polite has beaten the world’s best bantam weights to win gold.

“This club has been recognised as one of the best in the country at producing skilled boxers for some years and now has superb facilities to match their national reputation.  I feel sure that the new town centre location and fantastic spaces are sure to increase membership and help the club to continue to grow.

“As a County Councillor I have a Local Community Fund which can be used to support events, clubs, charities and community groups.  I like to help organisations that bring people of all ages together and provide opportunities for individuals to improve their skills, education or health whilst adding something to the community.  The Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club has always come top of my list because they meet all these criteria with hundreds of men and women, juniors and seniors, coming together every week to train, keep fit and have a good time.

“Many people don’t realise that Alan Keast and his committed team also provide accredited education courses, work experience and training for young people and they are constantly looking for ways that they can work with the local authorities and voluntary sector to help Tamworth.  I’d like to wish Alan and everyone involved at Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club all the best in their new premises and to say thank you for the fantastic contribution they have made to Tamworth.”

The CornerPost Education Centre is located in the former St John’s Club in Orchard Street, Tamworth.