Seconds out for TyneMet students as they box clever

Amanda Coulson with some of the TyneMet students.

Amanda Coulson with some of the TyneMet students.

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A boxing star has been passing on tips to students at a borough college.

Great Britain boxer Amanda Coulson visited TyneMet College last week after the college won the visit with their story submitted to Sport England about their ‘Move It!’ campaign.

Amanda, one of Sport England’s sporting champions, said: “I really enjoyed my visit to TyneMet. The students were all eager to take part in my workshop and were quick to learn the basic boxing moves that I introduced to them.

“I felt my visit was a huge success, with over 100 students coming through the sports hall doors to see what was on offer.

“The aim of my visit was to increase the number of students at TyneMet College to regularly take part in sport and I believe this was a fantastic springboard to make this happen.”

Sarah Bennett, TyneMet College sport maker, said: “We were delighted to have had this visit from Amanda; our students were really excited about having the opportunity to join her Boxing Masterclass.

“Amanda was amazing with the students they all said that being taught by a world class athlete was something that they would never forget.

“Visits like this offer a fantastic inspirational and motivational experience to young people.

“Sporting Champions like Amanda bring with them their enthusiasm and passion for sport, they are eager to share their experiences which highlight the opportunities and benefits that sport can offer.”