MEMBERS of Winchester’s Amateur Boxing Club were pictured smiling having settled at their new venue in Bar End.

The group was forced to move from the old site a stone’s throw away at the Garrison Ground, which will be demolished to make way for the new £38 million leisure centre.

Now the club, which was launched in 2013, train at Unit 7 in Barfield Close, offering competitive classes to all ages over five years.

Non-contact boxing for fitness purposes is also available, and there are two free spaces per session for people with a disability, or from the Night Shelter.

Coaches also run an anger management project, dedicated to helping local residents deal with emotional and behaviour disorders through traditional Olympic boxing methods.

The club is affiliated with England Boxing and all coaches are DBS checked and England Boxing (EB) qualified.

It is open seven days a week with classes costing £3 per child for those up to the age of 18 and £5 for anyone over.

A timetable detailing each individual session can be found on the club’s website.

To register an interest, contact Filip Duda on 07769 208768.