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Free ladies boxing sessions are on offer during December, as North Tyneside Council’s Sport North Tyneside team joins up with Howdon Boxing Academy to encourage women to give the sport a try.

The promotion is one part of Sport North Tyneside’s commitment to the national ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, which aims to encourage more women and girls to take part in sport as a means of keeping fit and having fun.

All equipment is provided and there is no need to book, simply go along and quote ‘Sport North Tyneside’ to any of the sessions to join in free of charge.

Sessions are for ladies aged 16 and over, every Tuesday and Thursday during December until the 21st, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Councillor Eddie Darke, cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “This is the first time Sport North Tyneside has had ladies boxing on the This Girl Can programme and we hope people will take the opportunity to give it a try.

“Boxing has traditionally been seen as a man’s sport but over recent years that’s definitely changed.  Boxing today has some fantastic female role models – we have Nicola Adams as our Olympic gold medallist and others really raising the profile of female boxing and being extremely successful.”

Howdon Boxing Academy can found at 1A Swales Industrial Estate, Howdon Lane, Wallsend, NE28 0AL.

Sport North Tyneside provides a wide variety of sporting activities across the borough, working with local sports clubs and national sports governing bodies to make sport enjoyable and accessible for all. To find out more, visit www.sportnorthtyneside.org.uk or call (0191) 643 7447.

By Emily