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Frampton and Barnes set local boxing clubs a special challenge

Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes have set two Belfast boxing clubs a ‘special challenge’ as part of Belfast City Councils Peave IV On The Right Track programme.

The two time Olympic medalist and three weight world title hopeful have challenged the Belfast Kronk and Midland Amateur Boxing club a unique task.

Both clubs are doing a Virtual Marathon Relay over the coming two weeks.

Each club has to cover 292 miles – the distance from Carl’s training camp in Manchester to Paddy’s home in Belfast.

The challenge starts Monday with Barnes backing the Kronk to get it done first, while Frampton believes those in his former amateur club can complete the task in a quicker time.

On the Right Track! is a new sports development programme which will create opportunities for young people and sports clubs to learn, share and play together.

The project is part of Belfast’s PEACE IV Action Plan, financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is designed to combine sport and good relations to maximise benefits to participants, clubs and community groups and promote peace and reconciliation.
On the right track is perfect for clubs that are trying to: 

  • grow their membership
  • develop new partnerships locally
  • educate young people and
  • upskill local leaders to deal with current issues.

On the Right Track! comprises of three distinct complimentary tracks – once your club has registered to take part in the programme as a whole, all three tracks will be available to you and your club members.

Track 1 – Participation
Track 2 – Club development
Track 3 – Personal Development for young champions

Jonny Stapleton contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: