Boxing program's a hit for next generation

HANDS UP: Riley Osborne, Jacob Kofoed, Declan Osborne, Olympic boxer and now trainer Lynden Hosking, Liam Bentley and Cayden Sayle at Hosking's Boxing Gym in central Bendigo. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

HANDS UP: Riley Osborne, Jacob Kofoed, Declan Osborne, Olympic boxer and now trainer Lynden Hosking, Liam Bentley and Cayden Sayle at Hosking's Boxing Gym in central Bendigo. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

KEY ROLE: Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing representative Lynden Hosking. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

KEY ROLE: Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing representative Lynden Hosking. Picture: BRENDAN McCARTHY

YOUNG boxers from across central and northern Victoria will head to Bendigo next month to work on skills at a two-day development camp.

A group of about 40 boxers will do various drills at Evolution Gym on the LaTrobe University Bendigo campus on August 9 and 10.

Novice and intermediate boxers from Hosking's Boxing Gym, Bendigo Amateur Boxing Club, Hit Factory, Ultimate, and squads from Castlemaine and Swan Hill will take part.

Boxing Australia development coach Adam Nahal said earlier sessions were a great success.

"There will be three sessions a day aimed at technical direction and terminology," Nahal said.

"What we aim to do is to help those who may go on to training camps with national and state teams to know and understand the various terms the trainers use.

"So far we have run sessions in Melbourne, Gippsland and the Barwon region which drew boxers from Warrnambool, Geelong and Coleraine.

"It's important we help those at grassroots level. They are the future Olympic, Commonwealth Games representatives."

Nahal said the goal was to run these development camps in many parts of Victoria.

"Boxing is growing in popularity, especially in Bendigo."

Trainers based in Bendigo include Olympic and Commonwealth Games representative Lynden Hosking in Garsed Street, Pat Connolly in California Gully, Danniel Burton in Golden Square and Phil Chapman in Kangaroo Flat.

Registrations for the Bendigo camp are still being accepted. Email your details to morelandcityboxing@live.com.au 

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