Two years ago I brought my eldest son off for his first lesson at Attleborough Boxing Club.
He loved it and it wasn’t long before Pam was encouraging me to come along to the seniors session to “have a go”.
Thirty months later I am now a qualified level one coach, regular recreational boxer, run the odd marathon and generally have fitness as my primary occupation.
Oh, and a parent to two boys, the eldest is on the squad and my youngest comes along for the fitness and “the banter”.
I have witnessed first hand how much time and effort the volunteers (coaches, admin staff) and other club supporters give freely and feel compelled to join and support them in the growth of the club.
This is another reason why I took on the role of chairman.
The club itself welcomes everyone, encourages, nurtures and sometimes pushes people of all ages to achieve in things they didn’t think possible, or maybe had never considered.
I want to help the club reach out to more people and allow them to perhaps experience the seemingly impossible.