−−− BY LINZI DAVIES −−−

Ex professional boxer turned coach Nick Manners is relocating his popular boxing gym to 75 Roseville Road.

Nick turned to the local community and social media to ask for help to find new premises when he learned that the building that has been home to Precise Accurate Training for several years was earmarked for development. It was important to him that the gym should remain in the local area for the people who are very much a part of the ‘family’.

■ L-R Colin Manners, Josh Warrington and Nick Manners

Nick says, “After a successful appeal to the Leeds community, Mr N.M. Kotia, a local businessman heard our plight and contacted us. He offered us a place local to where we are, and it seems that he is our saviour! We had other offers that although unused were very much appreciated. I would like to offer personal thanks from myself and my brother Colin as the response from the public has been fantastic. It makes me feel good that lots of people still care about the community.”

This larger new premises will enable the gym to go from strength to strength. Predominantly a boxing gym, it has some fantastic future prospects who are already beginning to make waves in the amateur boxing world. Cruiserweight Mali Wright is rapidly making his way up the ladder. Owen Haley is currently 2-0 after a great start and Kayarn Parchment is also impressing his coach.

Precise Accurate Training also offers ladies classes, mixed circuits and children’s boxing and fitness sessions. With the increased space on offer at the new address Nick and Colin hope to be able to offer even more classes, increasing the frequency and variation.

Growing up in the area, Nick places huge value on community spirit and feels it is important to give back to the people who have supported him. As a result, he works with young offenders providing them with training, hopefully equipping them with self-discipline and the ability to make the right choices for a positive future. He also visits a day centre where he works with adults with both physical and mental disabilities, sharing the joy that exercise and indeed boxing can bring!

All this is in addition to his work with World Champion Josh Warrington, playing an integral role in his soaring career.

Nick is excited for the future of the gym commenting, “Having the new space will enable us to expand on the services we currently offer, and for the children and adults who use our facilities, the future is looking bright!”

For more information on the gym, visit;

Facebook- Precise Accurate Training or email;

preciseaccuratetraining@yahoo.co.uk

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