Disability Boxing – How to Get Involved

Image by Jill Fulton from Pixabay

Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Amateur Boxing Club is situated in the heart of Pembroke Dock.

Formed  in 1964 by police officer Bryn Phillips, it is affiliated to the World Amateur Boxing Association (WABA).

The club has always been involved in local community events and has been instrumental in producing many champions. It is also rightly proud of its record of support for children and young people, keeping them out of trouble  and giving them focus and discipline.

The  dedicated team of volunteers and enthusiasts have made use of whatever space they can find over the years to do their work, but as a result of fundraising and securing funding from the Army Community Covenant and Sports Wales they have come to occupy premises on Water Street in Pembroke Dock.

More help to get the rather dilapidated facilities in better order has come from Tesco, Valero, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Paint Project and some members of the Town Council, including the Mayor.  

Work is ongoing but this dedicated team is determined to make the best use of the space to continue with its work.

Image by falco from Pixabay

Recently we had a message from Christopher Mcewen about plans to further his work with disabled people. Pembrokeshire.Online first met Chris when we attended a Bespoke meeting where he was working with disabled people, including wheelchair users, to improve both physical and mental health.

He told us: “Welsh Amateur Boxing Association have been a fantastic support and are working hard with myself to make this sport more inclusive.”

He has sent the link to a survey as he has plans to further his work.

He asks: “Please take the time out if you have adaptive needs and you would be interested in disability boxing. Please fill out this survey and submit it. You don’t even need to compete. Boxing improves motor skills and helps with mental health. Any questions, please get back to me. I promise to get back to you no matter the question. The link to the questionnaire is below.”

https://forms.gle/ATh4h3CVvpfotBXBA

Interested but want to know more? You can contact Chris on:

mcewen_71@hotmail.com

Phone: 07891105372

Or you can find him on Facebook.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons

Kitty is an incomer, with five summers under her belt and the knowledge that even the wettest and greyest of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire. She knows she will never live long enough to be considered a local but hopes to leave some small mark through writing about this beautiful county and its people.

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