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Spennymoor boxers are a knockout in new team tracksuits

Stephen Nicholson with Luke Bell

A Bishop Auckland businessman is kitting out the young men and women of Spennymoor Boxing Academy with new tracksuits to give them a uniform look when they head to their bouts.

Stephen Nicholson, managing director of bespoke decorating firm S Nicholson and Sons, has invested £1000 in purchasing new tracksuits for young people in the academy to wear when training or travelling to competitions and matches across the country.

Stephen’s son is part of the academy, and when taking him to training, he realised that some of the youngsters didn’t have appropriate clothing for the activity.

He decided to donate a set of tracksuits to the club, to make sure that all the members had something to wear that was smart, comfortable and fit for purpose.

Stephen said: “I was taking my son along every week, and I noticed that everyone was wearing different outfits, some of which were a bit restrictive for boxing, and I felt that something needed to be done about it.

“I really believe in these kids, they’re always winning titles and doing their best, so I was proud to put my name on their kit.

“Now you can tell they’re all part of the same team, and it gives a sense of belonging. I’m really proud every time I see them get in the ring.”

Robert Ellis, founder and director of coaching at Spennymoor Boxing Academy, said: “On behalf of everyone at the academy, I’d like to say thank you to S Nicholson and Sons for the generous donation and sponsorship of our new tracksuits.

“All our members are fantastic, hard-working team players, and we’re delighted that we get to represent Stephen, alongside our other sponsors, every time we compete.”