Dunfermline Boxing Club - Danny Coll & Stuart Rowan-Dewar
Tue 24th July 2018 at 18.30 - 19.30
Two coaches from Dunfermline Boxing Club, Danny Coll and Stuart Rowan-Dewar were the guest speakers at this week’s club meeting. Initially the Boxing Club was launched in the 90s by Jackie Hanlon and Tommy Cannon.thumbnail view
Dunfermline Boxing Club - The Come Back
Taking only £2.50 per session, the enemy was always money or more so lack of it. Tommy duly threw the towel in. There were plenty obstacles to get over to get the club up and running again. The kit was done but did have bags of goodwill.
Through a social media and local press campaign raised the necessary cash to get the club up and running again. The club was able to re-launch in Woodmill High School and it was a good start. They changed their ethos to welcome keep fitters into Boxercise. This attracted 35-40 people and still takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 until 7.30pm.
Building respect and discipline into kids who might have too much aggression and instilling self confidence in women were big benefits to be gained from attending the club. They discovered that inclusivity and diversity was the way forward and that attracted sponsors.
The club now organises fund raising Home Shows to find their own premises, a permanent home in Halbeath.
No surprise then that the Dunfermline Boxing Club walked away with the title of Sports Club of the Year in the Dunfermline Press Champion Awards and Danny Coll as Coach of the Year.
Warned not to expect many new members from the room the speakers were assured that the Rotarians had the utmost respect for the Boxing Club’s achievements and wished them continued success both inside and outside the ring.