Boxing coaches Russ Arrowsmith and Dave Connell have organised a 4th fight night at the Willows Variety Club in Salford. It’s next Friday 16th July with all proceeds going to Salford Lads’ Club and St Ann’s Hospice.
For the past 6 months the novice boxers have worked along side ex professionals to reach a stage where they can take part in the ring. You might recognise a couple of local lads, both Dayle and Chris featured on the poster have been involved with the club for many years.
If you want to support the event, tickets priced £50 are still available from Russ on 0778911178.
If you can’t make it, you can still make donations to SLGC via papal. Please add the message – White Collar Boxing.
Our intrepid team of bag packers spent a weekend at our local supermarket recently, raising funds for this years annual camp. Thanks to Sainsbury’s and customers for helping us raise a brilliant £1712 in 2 days.
3 members of the Cobra kickboxing Club have reached brown and black belt levels recently. Laura Ellis 1st Dan Black Belt, Cathy Morris, brown belt and Lee Morgan 3rd Dan Black Belt.
9 young club members and adult volunteers have taken part in a national first aid training course at the club over the past 2 weeks.
Pictures show – Cobra kickboxers in the boxing gym, and club members in the concert hall.
Salford Lad and rugby league star Charlie Pawsey returned to the club yesterday . Charlie was captain of Leigh RLFC, an England star and also captained the Great Britain team on the tour of Australia in 1950.
Archie, a life long fan of the game recalled Charlie’s exploits on the pitch for Leigh, England and Great Britain Charlie was also at Manchester United before WW2 but switched to Rugby League after the war. His SLC membership record shows he attended the 1937 camp, played netball for the club and his first job was as a cabin boy. Charlie spent his working life on the docks becoming a stevedore.
Pictures show Archie and Charlie in the gym, and Charlie in 1952
Music and sports stars helped launch the Man United Foundation Kickz project at the club recently. Cult band Kid British , Legendary local boy Peter Hook and Manchester United’s Owen Hargreaves came along to meet young people involved in the 8 week project.
The event was captured by Stephen Wright and sports writer Henry Winter for the Daily Telegraph.
The picture shows a group of young people and project workers Lee, Roy and Sheila filming outside the club last month as part of the Kickz project.
The club held a new event on Saturday morning, a lads and dads pool competition, followed by breakfast. Pictures show cooks Dennis and Ryan making the breakfast and our 16 competitors.
A picture from the newly restored senior games room at the club. The sport usually taking place here is table tennis, but this week Liverpool based Smiths tribute band,The Smiths Indeed launched their 25th anniversary “Meat is Murder” tour “ The event was filmed for the BBC North West Tonight programme.
Club members travelled to Stockport Lads’ Club this week to take part in the Greater
Manchester Federation under 14 Snooker Competition. We came away with both winner
and runner up prizes. Dylan Whitehead (left) and Barry Britton (right) will now go through
as regional winners to the Northern Final later in the season.