RAWTHORPE Amateur Boxing Club fighters geared up for the new season with a training camp at the Diggle gym run by former members Dave, Ian and Andy Butlin.

Mike Stapes ran a workshop on diet and nutrition while his brother, Royal Marine instructor Mark, worked on fitness and conditioning.

Members also took part in the recent Greenhead Park 5k fun run to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The Huddersfield club will have 20 fighters in action this season, starting at Scarborough on Monday, when light-welterweight Jason Thompson and light-heavy Wayne Allet have bouts.

There are also shows in Leeds, Barnsley and Doncaster next month while the club are planning a home show and a trip to Cyprus next year.

Cypriot boxers came to Huddersfield to take on a select side from the town in April.