Victor Harbor Boxing Club has representatives at Masters

EASY: Tim Birchall with Victor Harbor competitor, club coach, and son Steve Birchall at the Masters event in Coloundra. The fight was stopped after only 20 seconds.
EASY: Tim Birchall with Victor Harbor competitor, club coach, and son Steve Birchall at the Masters event in Coloundra. The fight was stopped after only 20 seconds.

On November 25 and 26, more than 100 boxers descended to Caloundra in Queensland to participate in the 'Olden Gloves' Masters boxing event for competitors aged 35 and over.

Representing Victor Harbor Boxing Club was Tim Birchall.

Tim entered in the light welterweight division after years of Muay Thai and boxing training for his first match.

Tim's night at the office was over pretty quickly stopping his opponent with a stiff straight right early on, then following up with a series of body punches.

The referee stopping the contest after just 20 seconds and declaring Tim the winner by TKO.

Not satisfied with that performance, Tim stepped into the ring again the next day against an opponent with over 20 matches experience for an exhibition bout, where he did more then hold his own.

Masters (over 35 years) boxing is currently going through a growth period with male and female competitors of all experience.

This includes former professional boxers and first timers, stepping in the ring to have a crack.

The 'Ólden Gloves' also saw two competitors in their 70's competing and turning back the clock, looking fitter than people half their age.

The Victor Harbor Boxing Club is located at 65 Hill Street, Port Elliot, and can be contacted on 0422 550 848 or email: mark.nethercott@vhhs.sa.edu.au for further information.

The club welcomes new members and has exciting intitatives.

Head coach is Mark Nethercott and the club embraces a family environment with adult sessions on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 6pm and children at 5pm on Monday.

The club promotes fitness, strength, fun and self defence and is open to all ages and ability levels and has wheelchair access, disability toilets and disability parking.

Services offered include group boxing fitness classes, personal training and competitive and non-competitive boxing training.

The Victor Harbor Boxing Club boasts some talented boxers, who compete around Australia, but also has in its ranks those who are not as competitive, but want to become fitter, learn a new skill and just enjoy the amenities the club offers.