College and club launch Corby boxing academy

Aiden Beatty, Shaun Mitchell, Jonathan Heathcote (Tresham sports academy director), Bradley Tinto, Kim Davis (sport academy education liaison officer), Curtis McGreevy and James Donnachie (boxing coach)
Aiden Beatty, Shaun Mitchell, Jonathan Heathcote (Tresham sports academy director), Bradley Tinto, Kim Davis (sport academy education liaison officer), Curtis McGreevy and James Donnachie (boxing coach)

Corby Olympic Amateur Boxing Club is joining forces with Tresham College‘s town campus to launch a new sports academy.

Young men and women who sign up for the boxing academy will train at the club in Saxilby Close every day to improve every aspect of their performance in the ring.

Part of their day will also be spent at the £35m college in Oakley Road, studying on its BTEC sports course.

Academy director Jonathan Heathcote said: “We are delighted with the partnership with Corby Olympic Amateur Boxing Club and the opportunities it provides for aspiring young boxers. The academy of sport is driven by providing the very highest standard of provision to young sports men and women. We hope that this new boxing academy will throw up some success stories in the near future.”

Boxers will have access to full-time coaching, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning training to enhance their performance and technical and tactical knowledge.

At college students will learn how to prevent injury, training methods, nutrition and psychology. To apply for a place at the academy, which opens on September 1, young people need to be 16 to 18 .

James Donnachie, who coaches at the club along with Phil Wilson, said: “ We are really excited about the new academy which offers a great opportunity to young boxers.

“We would like to thank the Amateur Boxing Association for its help with this new venture which we have been planning for months.”

The club also thanked Skin Graffiti tattoo studio, of Rockingham Road, Corby, which donated money to the club for new hoodies for members.

Anyone interested in joining the club can go along to its open day on Thursday, April 17, from midday to 3pm.

For more information about the new academy call 0845 658 8990 or email jheathcote@tresham.ac.uk.