EDMONTON EAGLES boxing club has set its young fighters a powerful challenge by giving them just 12 hours to throw a million punches and raise some much-needed funds.
The award-winning club, based at the Montagu Recreation Centre in Montagu Road, will hold its all-day Punch-A-Million event on May 21, where their talented young boxers will aim to jab, hook and upper-cut their way to the ambitious target, along with the help of their coaches and parents, firefighters from Edmonton fire station and other members of the community.
The young boxers will also be joined by undefeated Enfield brothers Chris and Andreas Evangelou, who learned their trade at the club as youngsters before turning professional (see right).
All proceeds will go towards the
running costs of Edmonton Eagles.
Head coach Costakis Evangelou said: “It is a big ask but everybody is certainly up for the challenge. There is quite a buzz around the club and I’m more than confident we’ll reach the target.
“In light of the stabbing [of 15-year-old Negus McClean] in Edmonton last month, I think it highlights how projects like ours need to keep running. There is a better way for young people to live their lives and we want to provide them with a service that keeps them off the streets and out of trouble.
“We have kids from all backgrounds here and they all integrate with each other and work as a team. Most of our coaches are volunteers, but we want to take on more coaches full-time.”
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