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Youlgrave youngsters encouraged to get fighting fit with OzBox training sessions

Posted on 13th May 2014

Youngsters in Youlgrave and surrounding areas are being invited to put on their boxing gloves and take part in free OzBox training sessions.

The taster sessions will give young people, aged 11 to 19-years-old, an insight into the scheme which centres on non-contact boxing and fitness training.

The hour-long taster classes will run from Youlgrave Village Hall from 11am on Thursday, May 29 and 2pm on Friday, May 30.

The OzBox sessions focus on encouraging young people to keep fit, lead healthy lifestyles and to take pride in themselves and their community.

OzBox also helps to deter youngsters from getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime by providing a fun activity in a safe environment.

The scheme, which is recognised and supported by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE), is run by dedicated volunteers and all the equipment is provided at the classes.

Anyone wishing to take part is asked to wear sensible clothing with trainers or sports shoes.

For more information call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on the 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.  

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