Young Boxskills enthusiasts earn high praise

A ‘boxskills’ course organised by Cotswold District Council has been very successful since it was launched in September.

The course engages children in healthy non-contact ‘box skills’ exercises and also provides hints and tips about healthy lifestyles. The participants have made very good progress and were recently presented with certificates to mark their achievements so far.

Course leader Alan Reid, an expert in boxing fitness who was recently voted the Active Gloucestershire Sport Maker of the Year, took great pleasure in presenting the certificates:

“The youngsters have all learned a lot in a short space of time. It is clear that the exercise sessions have improved their hand-eye coordination, balance and timing. I am also delighted to see that they are acquiring some valuable life skills – such as working as a group and learning about the value of healthy recipes. There has been a marked improvement in their confidence and self-esteem and I look forward to working with them - and other recruits - in the future.”

The sessions cost £1.50 each and take place every Thursday in the Cirencester Leisure Centre from 3.30 pm until 5pm during term time.

For further details contact Sarah Clifton-Gould, Healthy Communities Officer, Cotswold District Council on 01285 623450.

Posted: 30/10/2013 18:44:45

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