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Frankie Comes to Collingwood

Frank Bruno opens Boxing Academy.

On Saturday, 2nd April, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion - Frank Bruno - attended the opening of Turner’s Boxing Academy at Collingwood College. 

The event marked the formal opening of a new Boxing Gym which has been developed in Barossa building, to give a permanent home to a club that has had a presence on the Old Dean estate for many years. 

The College is very excited about this new development which not only gives a home for the many amateur and professional boxers associated with the club, but also provides the College with a new teaching resource. 

Turner’s qualified coaches will be working with the College to deliver elements of the curriculum in both PE and our ASDAN programme. ASDAN is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and internationally recognised awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. 

Turner’s has two qualified ASDAN instructors who will be working with our SEN Department to deliver training.

We were delighted to see so many visitors, drawn to see and meet Frank Bruno, but staying to be impressed by the quality and range of facilities available in the new Gym.  The Mayor of Surrey Heath and the Principal,

Mr Oddie, also spoke at the opening and stressed that the initiative builds on our already strong community links and offers an opportunity to build even further.  Frank Bruno, probably Britain’s most famous boxer of all time, spent a considerable   amount of time signing autographs, posing for photographs and, when he could eventually prise himself free, stepping into the ring to formally open the Gym with the President of the Club - M. Barney.

Collingwood College welcomes Turner’s Academy into the College community and we wish them every success with this new and exciting chapter in their club history.


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