Minister for Sport, Joe FitzPatrick, marked the funding awards by visiting Whitacres Community Sport Hub in Glasgow, which will receive £4,590 to deliver a series of new boxing sessions for 16-25 year old females and males over the age of 40. The sessions are designed to improve fitness, health and wellbeing and are targeted at encouraging people who have been inactive to become more active.
Congratulations to Community Sports Hub Development Officer and Head Coach James O’Brien and his team for their passion to deliver community based boxing projects in their local area. As Head Coach James is currently working with our RDO to affiliate DL Boxing Club with Boxing Scotland. We hope to have them fully affiliated in the next few weeks. The Club continues to run community based projects within the community and delivers the Active Schools programme.
The lead coach in DL Boxing, Djuma Lubassa is a former professional boxer who accumulated over 50 fights. The highlight of Djuma’s career when a young boxer was being a member of Joe Fraziers camp as a sparring partner when the former champion made his comeback in 1981. Djuma’s passion for boxing is unquestionable and he passes on a wealth of experience to the young boxers he coaches at the Hub. A skilled boxer who fought 36 times, 27 wins ( 17 KO), 6 loses and 3 draws. There are 54 amateur fights: 47 wins, 4 loses and 3 disqualifications.
For individuals in the local area inspired to experience boxing please contact Whitacres Community Sports Hub, Pollock Community Centre, 134 Langton Road, G53 5GP