Cleary's Boxing Gym is the winner of Bloor Homes Community Sports Fund

Cleary’s Boxing Gym has been named as the first beneficiary of the Bloor Homes Community Sports Fund, meaning that the popular Leamington Spa club has received £250.

Bloor Homes set up the fund for local sports clubs in Warwick and Leamington Spa, inviting locals to apply for one of four £250 donations towards projects, equipment, or kit. The housebuilder set up the fund to strengthen links with the local community around its new development called The Asps off Banbury Road in Warwick.

With a rich heritage of training world-class boxers and providing a haven for local people from all walks of life, Cleary’s Boxing Gym was a natural choice for the first beneficiary of the fund.

Kurt Canavan, Commercial Director for Cleary’s Boxing Gym, said: “It’s such fantastic news that we have been granted £250 from Bloor Homes to help towards our ongoing efforts to provide the best boxing gym for local people.

“Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world and requires a lot of respect, dedication and hard work. It is one of the only sports where everyone is equal, and success is very much dependent on hard work and talent.

“Here at Cleary’s, some of the best fighters from The Midlands, England, Europe and the Commonwealth have been through our doors to train – names like Lewis Williams, Danny Quartermaine, Morgan Ansell, Aman Kumar, Serena Mali, Matty Harris and Jaya Kalsi to name just a few. Not only that, but we provide a hub for local people to train, and also provide support for disadvantaged young people and those with disabilities too, providing an outlet for them.

“The money from Bloor Homes will be spent on continued refurbishment to ensure that our facility is safe to use and health and safety compliant. We’d like to say a huge thank you for their help with this.”

Michele Rose, Sales and Marketing Director for Bloor Homes’ Midlands region, said: “It was a really tough choice to whittle down the entries we received for our Community Sports Fund, but Cleary’s submitted such a strong entry that we just had to choose them for our first winner.

“We hope that the money means even more local people will benefit from the fantastic resources they offer, especially the opportunity for young people facing challenges to have positive experiences and outcomes through sport.”

Bloor Homes will announce the next winner of its Community Sports Fund shortly.