Sooke club offers up female boxing challenge

Ladies – here’s a challenge for you.

The Sooke Boxing Club, under the auspices of head coach Ellen Connor, is offering women from seven to “any age” an opportunity to get in the ring and at the same time help a good cause.

The club is hosting a boxing challenge where women train with local boxers and then fight at the all-female West Coast Wonder Women boxing event in Sooke at the end of April.

Training starts next month.

“It’s a great way to get into shape – and if you want to fight – get into the ring,” Connor said.

The challenge is open to any woman who wants to try boxing out or get in better shape.

Connor hopes the women will be sponsored by local businesses.

Proceeds from the event will go toward Women’s Action Living that gets high school students involved with athletics.

The graduation of the training will be the all-female boxing card.

There are only about four all-female boxing cards in the world. Similar events are in Ireland, Sweden, Florida and San Francisco.

“We want to be the fifth and put Sooke on the map,” said Connor, whose young daughter is a competitive fighter.

For more information on the boxing challenge, please contact Ellen Connor by phone at 778-356-2234 or by email at ellenconnor@shaw.ca.

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