Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club looking to extend after reaching full capacity

Daily Echo: Charity backed boxing club a runaway success Charity backed boxing club a runaway success

A boxing club is going from strength to strength.

The Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club based at the Ageas Bowl in West End, only opened in March, but has already reached full capacity with 300 members and now looks set to extend its facilities.

The charitable scheme was launched by Hampshire Cricket, in association with Eastleigh Borough Council, and was the first club to get support from the Hampshire Cricket Community Trust.

It was founded by three serving members of the Royal Navy – Lucy O’Connor, Stuart O’Connor and John Murray. They were able to establish training facilities at the Ageas Bowl and also received £25,000 of investment from the council.

Cllr Alan Broadhurst, lead member for leisure, who shared the good news at a recent council meeting, said the club had been identified as a potential regional academy and that the council was working on extending the premises and improving the facilities.

He said: “They have really over-achieved initial expectations.”

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