A new boxing gym aimed at providing opportunities for young people in Salford is ready to open its doors - just as soon it's safe to do so.
As the nation remains on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work has progressed on Walkden ABC - a joint venture between Maverick Stars Trust and ambassador Jamie Moore. The gym shares a unit at Walkden Town Centre with 'The Den' - a facility that will provide sport and leisure activities for local young people.
"The gym's all fitted out and ready to go now," Jamie said. "We've had all sorts of hurdles to get us to this stage, but I'm really excited now as I know it's going to change a lot of people's lives. Walkden's my area and it has always needed a boxing gym. I can't wait to get going when some kind of normality resumes."
In the meantime, Jamie intends to launch a series of training videos giving interested young people a chance to learn the boxing basics prior to the big opening.