Smithfield and Olympic Galway Give Ukranian Select a Warm Welcome

Two boxing clubs, Dublin’s Smithfield Boxing Club and Galway’s Olympic Boxing Club, are joining forces to bring a Ukrainian Select Team to Ireland for almost two weeks of sparring, competition and intercultural activities.

The project, Boxfest, is named after Smithfield Boxing Club’s open class multi-nations tournament which ran for many years, Smithfield Boxfest.

This Ukrainian Select team of young fighters will be welcomed to Galway for the first phase of Boxfest, featuring a 3 day training camp hosted by Olympic BC and culminating in a boxing tournament on October 2nd. Clubs are being invited to take part in training sessions, sparring and our 1st Phase tournament.

Boxfest 2nd Phase will take place in Dublin from October 3rd to 9th, and will include training and sparring sessions, and a tournament.

Both phases will include intercultural and multicultural activities involving communities in Galway and in Dublin -stay tuned for more!

The project is supported in Galway by Galway City Council and in Dublin by Dublin Sport and Wellbeing Partnership and will take place in tandem with the European Week of Sport.

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