Natbridge Amateur Boxing Club in Leyland had a visit from a special guest when World Championship silver medalist Lisa Whiteside dropped in to help put some budding boxers through their paces.
Whiteside, who has won a strong of titles during her career, is now a full-time athlete on the GB Boxing Programme.
She used to attend the Natbridge club – which has been running since 2002 – as a novice and they helped set her along the road to success.
Natbridge has joined the Sportivate programme which helps support and fund sport in the local community.
Sportivate has funded new boxing gloves for the club and marketing to help spread the word about boxing and fitness sessions Natbridge ABC provides for people of all ages and genders.
Six of the club’s boxers – Luke Hines, Stevie Porter, Conor McDonald, Tyler Fish, Nathan Cooks and Ethan Wrennal – have recently passed their medicals and got their boxing cards.
They will be representing the club in events this season.