A group of boxers will step into the ring for Highlands youth on the weekend.
Tickets still available for PCYC Southern Highlands’ charity fight night on Saturday.
The fight night will raise funds for the Mittagong gym as well as its boxing program.
The event will also aid PCYC Southern Highlands’ mission of encouraging children to get active through sporting programs, and preventing youth crime.
There will be 20 amateur fights on the night for spectators to enjoy.
This will include a line-up of boxers from the Southern Highlands, Wollondilly and other PCYC clubs around the state.
Southern Highlands boxers Derek Lam, Neil Crowe and Nick O’Brien will take part in the fight night.
The Highlands will be supported by senior coach Alberto Goodman.
The three will also have the encouragement of junior coach/referee Steve Ryan.
For some, it’ll be their first amateur fight. It will be interesting to see them put their skills into practice. You get to see the dynamics as a beginner.PCYC senior boxing coach Alberto Goodman
Coach Alberto Goodman said spectators were able to see fights from boxers of all levels on the night, from people that haven’t had their first fight to people who have had their 10th.
“For some, it’ll be their first amateur fight,” Goodman said.
“It will be interesting to see them put their skills into practice.
“You get to see the dynamics [of a fight] as a beginner.”
Goodman said the event supported a good cause in the Highlands community.
“The reason for the charity fight night is to put money back into the PCYC. We want to make it more approachable for people in the community,” he said.
“It’s not just for people who want to use the gym, it’s for people who want to better themselves. We want to better [the gym] for young people. “It’s about improving yourself and improving your self-esteem.”
The charity fight night will be held at PCYC Southern Highlands, 6 Hawkins Drive in Mittagong from 5pm to 11pm.
Goodman encouraged Highlanders to come along and support the event. “It’ll be a fantastic night of fights, and it’ll give you an idea of what we do at the PCYC,” he said.
Tickets are $25 per person for general admission and $50 for a family pass.
Tickets will be available via the website www.pcycnsw.org.au/southern-highlands or at the door on the night.
Call PCYC Southern Highlands on 4868 5200 for more information about the charity fight night.
The PCYC currently offers boxing classes four nights a week including Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The classes offer development in physical fitness, self-discipline and confidence. To find out more about next year’s boxing program, call 4868 5200.