Twickenham Brunswick Club for Young People, an independent volunteer-run club, has begun work on a purpose built boxing club.
In a joint project between Richmond Council and the youth club, the boxing club is being built on a redundant scout hut adjacent to the existing youth club building.
Doug Orchard, chairman and president of the Twickenham Brunswick Club, said: “The club committee and its members are extremely grateful to Richmond Council and its officers for the help and assistance that they have given towards the building of the new boxing section, which will be of benefit to all.
“The new boxing building will enable the club to provide excellent modern facilities for young people and we look forward to its completion.”
The boxing club currently has about 40 members, all young people, and the new building will enable them to double that membership, introducing girls boxing for the first time.
The facility will also be used regularly by the council’s youth offending team and offered to local schools.
For more information on the Twickenham Brunswick Club for Young People, visit freewebs.com/1twickenhambrunswick.