In partnership with AMIR KHAN -Amir Forms partnership with Salford City College
Amir's boxing gym teams up with college to provide enrichment opportunities for students
2004 Olympic silver medallist and new WBA Light Welterweight World Champion, Amir Khan has formed an exclusive partnership with Salford City College. Amir Khan's Gloves Community Centre, a boxing gym set up by Khan, located in Bolton, is to provide opportunities for 16-19 year old students at the college to improve fitness, gain coaching qualifications and acquire media skills. This is the first partnership of its kind in the country and the college is delighted to have been selected for such a prestigious association.
Students studying on any full-time course at Salford City College will be able to sign-up to the enrichment programme which will be run in part by staff at the college and professional coaches at Gloves Community Centre. This will give students access to world-class training facilities as well as offering them an insight into the media and public relations aspects of the sport of boxing.
Asif Vali, Chairman of Gloves Community Centre and Business Manager to Amir Khan, said "This partnership will be beneficial to the students, will provide excellent staff development opportunities for tutors at the college and introduces Gloves to a range of young people who might have the potential to be the next World Champion."
Peter Crompton, Chief Executive of Salford City College, said "This is one of many partnerships the college has established with sporting organisations in the local community. We are privileged to be part of this new partnership and look forward to watching it develop in the coming years."
Phil Dolan [Salford College Sports Development Manager] Amir and Alan Mitchell [senior boxing coach] Gloves. The rest are sport students from the college.
Amir Khan Charity Gym Gloves has recently helped raise money for other local charities, including the local Mayors Charity.
Victory for police team in Battle of the Badges A HIGH profile boxing tournament between police officers and fire-fighters has raised £19,901.00 for charity. And Bolton’s first Battle of the Badges proved so successful it is now set to become an annual event. The emergency services fighters entered the ring to fight it out at the Reebok Stadium after four months of intensive training with the help of Amir Khan’s Gloves Gym. The police team were victorious on the night, winning 10 out of the 15 bouts. Simon Wood, crew manager of Green Watch at Farnworth fire station and fire-fighter’s captain, added: “I’d like to thank Gloves Gym for helping train us all. It was a cracking night. Well done to the police — we’ll be back next year.”
The Battle of the Badges may become an annual event with both fire service and police saying they are keen for a rematch. Hero fire-fighter Steve Morris, who was badly injured in a house fire last June, cheered from the ringside and Bolton boxer Amir Khan, who flew in from Los Angeles for the event, presented him with a signed glove in front of the 1,200-strong crowd. Deputy borough commander Ian Bailey said Mr Morris has been overwhelmed by support he received. He said: “It was great to see Steve there. I got a call from him the next day. He told me a lot of people came up to him to say they had been inspired by his fighting spirit “He said all those people were an inspiration to him and it has made him even more determined to carry on his battle for fitness.