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Boxing club packs a punch with Glasgow Airport support

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An amateur boxing club in Drumchapel is set to benefit from new equipment thanks to a recent funding boost from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.

The Argo Boxing Club, which operates boxing and exercise classes for men and women aged 9-55, has received a grant of £1,000 from the airport to purchase a range of new equipment, including skipping ropes, punch bags and weights.

Established more than 40 years ago, the boxing club consists of members from Drumchapel, Clydebank, Maryhill, Duntocher and Bearsden, and is run on a voluntary basis.

Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund provided a grant of £1,000 to the group, which will help to improve the quality of training and sustain the longevity of the club.

West Dunbartonshire Councillor Kath Ryall, who is a member of the FlightPath Fund committee, said: “The Argo Boxing Club is a well-known institution which has done a great deal to support the communities in Drumchapel and further afield.  This new funding from the FlightPath fund will be used to buy some much needed new equipment which I’m sure will be warmly welcomed by members and volunteers alike.”

Davie Savage Head Coach at the Argo said “The donation from the FlightPath Fund is great for us as we are self-funded.  It has helped us upgrade basic equipment like gloves and ropes which makes a big difference. I’d like to thank the FlighPath Fund for their support.”

The FlightPath Fund was established in 2010 to offer assistance to community groups, charitable organisations and innovative projects around Glasgow Airport. To date it has awarded more than £850,000 to around 250 organisations in parts of Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

 

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