Members of Golden Fist Boxing Gym are preparing for their advance into the International boxing arena.
Under the guidance of Coach/ Trianer Rawleson Dopwell – Babatola Onafowokan, several youths from Simeon Road and environs and beyond have been training with diligence at the Simeon Road Youth Center.
Babatola recently went to the London 2012 Olympics as part of our boxing contingent.
Babatola has from time to time been supported by other members of the community including ” Bingi ” and ” Akpuma ” Skeete.
Recently the team hosted a fund raising barbecue to assist in their achieving of their goals.
When communities speak about crime reduction and prevention it is efforts and initiates like these that should be supported and positively highlighted.
Babatola once known as ” Card board ” have given of his best to these youths under very challenging circumstances including training for a period of time when the Center was under reconstruction under cramped conditions at his home to ensure that these youths were not distracted from their goal of developing their discipline and technical proficiency.
We need asa community to come out and support the efforts of these young men and women who have chosen alternatives other than crime and gang violence and have through their discipline and support of their Coach/ Trainer re channeled their energies into something elevating and productive to themselves, their homes and community.
The event is on Saturday 24th. November, 2012 at The Simeon Road Youth Center, Simeon Road, Sparrow Drive, Petit Valley.
The card begins at 1.oo p.m. SHARP.
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