Nomadic Royal Amateur Boxing Club have finally found a home and will be putting down roots at Holyrood Business Park.
Coach and former Army champion Junior Burton has been at the heart of fund raising including running three ultra marathons in three days to raise around £2500 for funds.
And that has helped provide a permanent base for around 30 boxers who train on three evenings each week with fitness classes completing the midweek schedule. Until now they have been training at various rented venues.
Among those who will benefit will be unbeaten junior champion Lachlan Ross while Burton, who is assisted by Michael Wood, says “Zac Dillon, from Gilmerton, is another young boxer to keep an eye on.”
The club staged a successful show at Oriam last year and plans are afoot to organise a follow up event, possibly nearer the Holyrood Business Centre headquarters which are due to operational soon.
Burton insists the premises will be expertly kitted out.
“We have spent a small fortune on kit including £3,000 on (punch) bags alone” he says.