Members of Arklow Municipal District recently presented a cheque to the Leinster Female Boxing Squad. Arklow is one of three training centres in Leinster.
Ms Linda Morgan, who is currently a coach with Arklow Boxing Club, was asked to set up a Leinster Female Boxing Squad by the President of Leinster Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA).
The idea of Leinster female boxing is to give that extra push on technical ability for female boxers but, more importantly, to gain some valuable international experience at a younger age so the transition to senior elite level will not be impacted by inexperience in foreign competition.
There are three training centres across Leinster for the squad: Arklow, Mullingar and Kildare.
Cllr Pat Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, said that the contribution they were making would assist in sending a strong team of 10 to the Golden Girl Championships in Sweden in February 2017. He wished the boxers well in the competition.
Cllr Pat Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, added that he was delighted to be in a position to support the team as boxing played a big role in Arklow Town.