Boston ABC handed £50k

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Boston Amateur Boxing Club is among 324 sports projects to secure a share of £17 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

The Field Street club will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities at the gym, which has helped thousands of local young people get into sport since it opened its doors in 1962.

The improvements will include an extension to the gym giving much more needed floor space for training and sports equipment.

Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country.

“Since 2011, we’ve invested £88 million into more than 1,600 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see Boston Amateur Boxing Club, join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”

Club chairman Kevin Smith, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises.

“It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club for our community derived from the 2012 Olympic legacy.”