Club gets a new home

The Forrestfield Bulls Boxing Club clubhouse of nearly 20 years received a knock-out blow from a storm last September, rendering it unusable due to extensive damage and asbestos concerns.

Since then, boxers have had to train in back yards and gyms closer to Midland.

Boxing coach Peter Scott was recently offered a retail space at Forrestfield Forum, where Hawaiian Group recently assumed management.

In about three weeks, Scott will be ready to amp up the training to five days a week.

�At the moment, because I haven�t got a club, I�m moving around with about eight kids. There�s a bit of work to do before we move in,� he said.

Once the club has its gym, Scott expects the numbers to rise to former levels.

The shopfront gym is expected to accommodate the boxers until a larger gym becomes available in the area.

Hawaiian chief financial officer Damian Gordon said providing opportunities to groups like the Forrestfield Boxing Club was a small way to give back to the community.

�We hope the group can use Forrestfield Forum to help rebuild their club and continue to work with the youth of Forrestfield,� he said.

The Shire of Kalamunda helped the Forrestfield Bulls with the new digs.

A Shire spokeswoman said Scott had provided an amazing voluntary service for the past 20 years.

�The Shire was really eager to see a happy ending to the story seeing as Peter has done so much great community work,� she said.

�We wish Peter all the best in the new gym.�

Forrestfield Bulls Boxing Club has eight Australian Titles and has had a boxer compete in the world titles.