Carson Campbell

Sooke Boxing Club encourages strength and discipline in youth

Two fighters from the Sooke Boxing program got in the ring: Jill Doucet and Carson Campbell.

  • Mar. 23, 2016 10:00 a.m.

This past weekend, the Sooke Boxing Club went over to Mission to participate in the tournament of champions.

Two fighters from the Sooke Boxing program got in the ring: Jill Doucet and Carson Campbell.

Boxing Canada changed their policy in January 2015 to allow children aged eight, nine and 10 to get into the ring and have initiation bouts.

This allows these kids the opportunity to get in the ring, put what they’ve learnt to the test and the best thing is they both come out as winners,” said the club’s head coach, Ellen Connor, adding that by doing so, it promotes self esteem, self respect and discipline.

She said after witnessing this past weekend’s matches with Doucet and Campbell, she was deeply impressed by their performances.

“I can honestly say the empowerment they both felt after getting in that ring and achieving that goal by themselves, not with a team or anyone else helping them out was certainly immeasurable.”

Next scheduled fights will be in Nanaimo at the Nanaimo Boxing Club at the end of April. Currently there are 10 registered boxers at Sooke Boxing, five of whom are children.

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