Local boxing club gets new gear

Local boxing club Sankamap has received a sponsorship boost of K2 000 worth of training equipment consisting of punching bags, focus pads and boxing gloves.

This came as a donation from the European Union and the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry under the EU-PNG TRI 2 Project.

The project received the set of boxing apparatus from Theodist after purchasing some office equipment.

Project manager and director general of Trade Division Max Rai congratulated Sankamap Boxing for producing elite athletes such as Pacific Games gold medalist Henry Umings.

He said this is a testament of confidence and potential for further advancement in the sporting arena.

Rai also acknowledged the progress that the club has made so far in establishing centres in other provinces including East Sepik and Bougainville.

SBC manager Salome Rihatta was thankful for the donation and assured that the equipment will be put to good use as it continues to produce champion boxers.

The club has more than 100 members in Port Moresby comprising students, unemployed from urban, rural and settlement areas and those employed who use boxing as a means to keep fit and healthy.

SBC was established in 2013 and has also produced champions at the national level with Lennox Kungsi holding the 64kg title at the 2014 PNG Games.   

Quintina Naime