Heacham Boxing Gym opens its doors for just £1
Geezers Boxing is sponsoring Heacham Norseman Boxing Gym so they can provide boxing sessions for just £1.
Leon Bolmeer, who runs the boxing gear supplier, Geezers Boxing, is delighted to support the local club close to his heart. He said, “Thanks mainly to our head coach, Justin ‘Baz’ Barrett, we already have nearly 100 members, with 30 regular attending boxers, so I felt we should offer the superb facilities out to a wider audience locally, making boxing accessible to everyone”. The now world-renowned brand, whose offices are based next to the gym, have sponsored Dave Haye, Callum Johnson and John Thaxton in the past.
The club are already thankful to the support of existing sponsors, The Round Table, Redgate Bakery, A McGinn Groundwork’s and The Lions, but the extra injection will allow the gym to reduce rates to just £1 a session.
It is exciting times for the gym at present, as Dersingham based boxer, Nathan Lee, looks to kickstart his career in the coming months. The 24-year-old has some mouth-watering bouts lined up. The promising middle weight boxer certainly comes from good stock as his father, Peter Lee - who owns the Lotus House Chinese restaurant in Dersingham - was a highly rated martial arts expert in China.
Leon Bolmeer with Nathan Lee
Then there is 15-year-old, Toby Kerr, who is improving week by week and looking forward to the Amateur season starting in September.
Whatever your age, Boxing is a great way to get fit, build confidence and meet new people, with Heacham Gym providing the facilities in a safe environment with professional coaching. The gym has also recruited the services of another coach, Richard Smith, who has trained Amateur boxers from his Attleborough base, but has now relocated to the area. As the gym is starting to outgrow itself since it’s humble beginning over 15 years ago, the long-term plan is to significantly expand and improve the facilities on offer further by relocating to larger premises in Hunstanton. The gym is not-for-profit, being run purely by volunteers, and adopts an anti-bullying and anti-drugs policy.
With the youngest member a mere 6 years old, this really is an opportunity for people of all ages to try something new or re-ignite a dormant passion. Sessions take place from 6pm on Wednesdays (beginners and juniors) and Fridays (advanced). Feel free to just turn up or you can contact Baz on 07989 390868.