Olympic style boxing has arrived at Almondbury High School.

Unlike in professional boxing, Olympic-style sport is about technique, speed and skill rather than power.

A brand new ‘boxing’ style ring is set up in the school gym each Wednesday lunchtime and is proving to be a real ‘hit’ with the students.

The portable ring is the first of its kind to be used in any school.

The students are being taught Boxercise by Mark Reynolds, from Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club.

Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club's new portable training ring
Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club's new portable training ring
 

And the new style of exercise is proving so popular it is now planned to offer Boxercise sessions to the local primary school children.

Janet Tolley, the head teacher at the High School, said: ‘The introduction of the ‘ring’ and the boxercise class, which teaches non-contact boxing skills, has had a very positive effect on students and is a great example of how schools and local sports clubs can work together.

“The hard work of Mark Reynolds from the Rawthorpe club is highly valued and has seen students grow in confidence both in the ring and also within school.”

Rawthorpe ABC are now working in the community with our portable boxing gym with schools and youth groups and anyone interested can contact Mark Reynolds at markleftjab@hotmail.co.uk or by ringing 07747846977.