Boxing club may be forced to fold

Chirnside Boxing Club are about to become homeless and officials fear they may have to fold if they cannot find new training facilities.

Due to the redevelopment of Chirnside Community Centre, the boxing club will no longer have somewhere to hold their training nights. Next Friday, September 12, will be their last night at the community centre.

Now the club’s committee are desperately trying to find someone who can accommodate them for the short term until the community centre reopens next year.

Club secretary Bob Donaldson told us: “Our committee are working tirelessly to secure new premises in time but, unfortunately, if we cannot secure anywhere the club may be forced to close.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have industrial units or sheds that they would be willing to lease to us for the short term until the community centre reopens next year or anyone who knows of any sheds or units that are currently not being used. We will be doing all we can to keep this great club running and keep boxing in the area.”

Since reforming in 2008 the club have made great progress and are getting recognised all over Scotland. This is down to the great work of coaches, committee and the boxers themselves.

They currently have 15 registered boxers both junior and senior and have an average of 30 members attending training nights which are held every Tuesday and Friday.

Anyone who can help the club is asked to contact them by email at info@chirnsideabc.co.uk or telephone Martin 07411 133 103 or Bob 07842 863 064.