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It’s a knockout as boxing club bags sporting grant

Harlow Amateur Boxing Club has bagged some new weight training equipment thanks to a sporting grant from UK Power Networks.

From Press releases - 12 May 2015 12:00 AM

Harlow Amateur Boxing Club has bagged some new weight training equipment thanks to a sporting grant from UK Power Networks.

The power company, which delivers electricity to eight million customers across East Anglia, London and the South East through its vast infrastructure of overhead power lines, underground cables and substations, has given the club a much-needed £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

The firm donated the money following an application from Harlow-based engineer Simon Clark, whose son trains at the gym in Momples Road.

Simon said: “My involvement began when my son started training there, but now I train there myself and drive the juniors to various competitions and gym shows that take place quite regularly.

“The club is delighted to have this money and have bought equipment which can be used by all club members – men, women and children.”

The Team Sport Award scheme is designed to encourage staff to volunteer in the community and is aimed at promoting healthy living, teamwork and development of sporting opportunities.

Hundreds of community and sports groups have benefited from grants since the scheme was set up. Last year nearly £10,000 was donated to sporting groups connected to UK Power Networks staff.