Tuesday , 5 July 2022

Scottish LGBTI boxing club introduces new session

Members of Knockout Boxing Club

Scotland’s only LGBTI boxing club is now offering a Friday session.

Knockout Boxing Club, which was formed last year, have decided to introduce the Friday evening bout following a number of enquiries from interested people who are unable to attend on Saturday mornings.

The club will be offering the next session on Friday 6th May, from 6.30pm onwards, at the Glasgow Club John Paul in the Summerston area of Glasgow.  Not only is this a great opportunity for anyone from the LGBTI community in Glasgow to learn to box or engage skills, it is also a great way to work the stress of the working week onto a punchbag!

Keen to promote the social as well as physical benefits of boxing, Knockout are also planning on a trip to the pub for a quick beer afterwards – something designed to bring members of the LGBTI together and provide an opportunity to meet new people.

For those who can’t make the Friday night, the club will continue offering Saturday sessions, with the next planned for Saturday 21st May from 11am onwards.

Sami Smith

Knockout Boxing Club welcomes boxers of all abilities and experience, and prides itself on being able to cater for boxers at “every level” including beginners.

Ewan McPherson, the founder of Knockout, told KaleidoScot he is delighted at the progress the club has made to date. He said: “I’m really pleased with the way Knockout has gone and we now have a core of dedicated members.  One of the members, Sami Smith, from Airdrie, has been attending for a few months now.  She told us that ‘at my first class I instantly felt relaxed and comfortable with everyone. I have attended many exercise classes and martial arts clubs an this is the friendliest, most welcoming group I have met. You really feel part of a team and we all encourage one another.’

“That’s exactly what Knockout Boxing Club always hoped to be.”

For further information on Knockout Boxing Club, or to sign up, please look at the events section of the club’s facebook page or email knockoutglasgow@gmail.com

About Andrew Page

Andrew Page
Andrew is KaleidoScot's sports editor and photographer. An experienced blogger, Andrew was raised in the Hebrides and currently lives in Renfrewshire. Andrew became an active equality campaigner at the time of the Section 28 debate, and has particular interests in faith issues and promoting LGBTI equality in sport. Andrew was shortlisted for the Icon Award's 2015 Journalist of the Year.

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