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Rec boxing club gets go-ahead


BY OWEN PINNELL


A new boxing club has been launched


Recreation Centre following a highly successful comm- unity campaign. Te club was given the


at the Brixton


go-ahead by Lambeth coun- cil and the Rec’s operators, Greenwich Leisure, aſter a petition to support it gath- ered nearly 1,000 signatures. Te campaign was spear-


ducing talented young play- ers, many of whom can now be found in the academies of London’s top-flight teams. AJ Carter, Afewee’s un-


beaten professional heavy- weight boxer, demonstrated his technique and sparred with youngsters at the club’s launch event on April 27. He said: “Afewee helped


headed by Brixton-based football training club Afewee and it has been a long strug- gle to get the agreement of both the council and the Rec. Steadman Scott, found-


me to put my life back on track and I’m now well on the way to achieving my boxing dream. “Tis is a great opportuni-


er of Afewee, said: “Brixton has always celebrated box- ing stars when they visit and now we can find and support the next generation of local grown talent.” Afewee is already an es-


tablished name through its football coaching, which has earned a reputation for pro-


ty for local youngsters to find out what boxing’s about and how that focus and discipline can change your life.” A screening of Uncle


Steadman, which depicts Steadman Scott’s inspira- tional life story, spurred the campaign for the club. Scott called the launch


a “real milestone.” He also thanked Greenwich Leisure and Lambeth council for their support.


the launch and details of open training


brixtonblog.com. Above: AJ Carter.


spars with a new reruit. Right: Steadman Scott (Kneeling) with club members and coaches


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May 2014 Inside:


BAKING NEW GROUND: Gordon Ramsay’s Bad Boys’ Bakery at Brixton Prison goes from strength to strength.


News, p7


DAILY BREAD: Te Village’s Foccaccia offers quality ingredients and fresh flavours pre- pared in simple fashion.


Review, p19


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