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Annual Fight for Life Ed charity boxing event.

Annual Fight for Life Ed charity boxing event.

The opportunity for Gisborne residents to channel their inner Rocky Balboa, glove up and get in the ring for a good cause is almost up.

Registrations for the annual Fight for Life Ed charity boxing event close at 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Members of the community will put their reputations on the line and go head-to-head in the ring for bragging rights and to raise money for the community charity in The Life Education Trust Fight for Life Ed on November 30.

The event is the main fund-raiser for the Life Education Trust mobile classroom, which gives kids up and down the Coast life lessons ranging from nutrition to how to deal with peer pressure.

Thirty boxers will be selected to take part in a 15-week fitness training programme involving group fitness challenges and one-on-one sparring to get them into shape for three rounds of boxing action.

From the 30 boxers, 18 will be selected to fight at the event.

The trust is overwhelmed every year by the support for this fundraising event, says the trust’s Gisborne chairwoman Pat Seymour.

“It is a thrilling evening of entertainment and the amazing journey these boxers embark on is all about motivation, with a focus on health and wellbeing.”

The event will once again be held at Showgrounds Park Event Centre.

Successful applicants will be invited to a try-out training session run by Alan Hogarth and Kim-Maree Larby, which will provide a taste of what is to come over the 15-weeks of training.

Supporting this event and volunteering their time to help train and prepare the boxers with their fitness will be staff from the YMCA Gym and CrossFit Gisborne.

Successful contenders will be notified by August 13.

Each of the nine scheduled fights on the card presents an opportunity for sponsorship.

Interested organisations can contact Experience Gisborne.

Visit the Fight for Life Ed Gisborne Facebook page to request a registration form or contact Experience Gisborne on info@experiencegisborne.co.nz

The opportunity for Gisborne residents to channel their inner Rocky Balboa, glove up and get in the ring for a good cause is almost up.

Registrations for the annual Fight for Life Ed charity boxing event close at 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Members of the community will put their reputations on the line and go head-to-head in the ring for bragging rights and to raise money for the community charity in The Life Education Trust Fight for Life Ed on November 30.

The event is the main fund-raiser for the Life Education Trust mobile classroom, which gives kids up and down the Coast life lessons ranging from nutrition to how to deal with peer pressure.

Thirty boxers will be selected to take part in a 15-week fitness training programme involving group fitness challenges and one-on-one sparring to get them into shape for three rounds of boxing action.

From the 30 boxers, 18 will be selected to fight at the event.

The trust is overwhelmed every year by the support for this fundraising event, says the trust’s Gisborne chairwoman Pat Seymour.

“It is a thrilling evening of entertainment and the amazing journey these boxers embark on is all about motivation, with a focus on health and wellbeing.”

The event will once again be held at Showgrounds Park Event Centre.

Successful applicants will be invited to a try-out training session run by Alan Hogarth and Kim-Maree Larby, which will provide a taste of what is to come over the 15-weeks of training.

Supporting this event and volunteering their time to help train and prepare the boxers with their fitness will be staff from the YMCA Gym and CrossFit Gisborne.

Successful contenders will be notified by August 13.

Each of the nine scheduled fights on the card presents an opportunity for sponsorship.

Interested organisations can contact Experience Gisborne.

Visit the Fight for Life Ed Gisborne Facebook page to request a registration form or contact Experience Gisborne on info@experiencegisborne.co.nz

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