Nelson Boxing Club seeing a lot of success


2018 was an exciting year for the Nelson Boxing Club.

Head Coach Jesse Pienero says they've worked hard to develop a team in Nelson. 

This year they had 9 Provincial Champions and 4 kids going to Nationals, and one that's going to the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

The year before 2 went to Nationals, and 5 were Provincial Champs.

He says even to have 5 in a city the size of Nelson that doesn't have a history in boxing was a big accomplishment. 

He says there is a lot of dedication and travel involved for athletes and their families, this week 9 local boxers are going to the Alberta Golden Gloves Competition.

They have a facebook page Nelson Boxing and Athletics Club.