Boxing: Dad-turned-boxer takes up coaching

Picture: Liz Mockler D3073LM

Picture: Liz Mockler D3073LM

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A father-of-three who took up boxing to lose weight and shed over six stone in the process, is now offering people of all ages the chance to learn the sport through weekly workshops.

Having joined Balby Boxing Academy gym, Dave Pickersgill (pictured in the centre with coaches Ben Stewart and Tom Gilbert) was soon in the ring as an amateur fighter but has now decided to concentrate on coaching and managing the club based in Weston Road, Balby.

He is inviting people of any age to try out their weekly workshops, held on Thursdays, from 6pm, or find out about their other sessions on offer. Visit for more.