The Sue Line Boxing Membership in Weyburn has been a part of the neighborhood for a few years and has helped to groom a few of the high boxers within the province in addition to throughout the nation.
The membership was fashioned by the late and nice Henry “Hank” Hartenberger, who immigrated along with his household to Canada on the age of 1 and settled in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1937. He competed within the 1956 Olympic Boxing Trials, and was the Saskatchewan middleweight champion that very same yr.
For greater than 40 years, Hartenberger was a boxing organizer and coach at Weyburn. Sadly, Hank handed away in 2018, however he left behind the Sue Line Boxing Membership and the numerous native boxers he had coached.
After closing the membership final yr as a result of pandemic, they’re happy to announce that they’re now open to the general public and want to accommodate extra youth.
Clint Ducharme, one of many membership’s boxing coaches, mentioned: “We have had some actually good turnouts to this point and we’re wanting ahead to an awesome season.” “Armin goes down teaching and Jesse too. My son Wayne might be there to assist too. He harm his arm so he cannot prepare proper now however he is nonetheless there to assist everybody prepare and prepare.” Coming down for when we’ve got to go to occasions.”
Common coaching periods on the membership happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm to eight:30–9:00 pm, relying on how the schedule for that night time is ready.
The night time at all times begins with a run, varied cardio, stretching and skipping rope, then they hit the heavy baggage and use focus pads with the assistance of coaches.
“You possibly can simply come to the membership and we’ll get you registered there,” Ducharme mentioned. “We might help you with this if you wish to compete however when you’re simply on the lookout for an awesome exercise we might help you with that too. Now we have three provincial champions nonetheless holding their titles immediately. So we’re hoping that we are able to have a very good turnout and the provincial could be held once more actually quickly.”
Ducharme mentioned boxing might help educate children many alternative classes, akin to respect, confidence, focus and extra.
He additionally added that the membership additionally affords private coaching for individuals who are considering taking their coaching to the following degree.
They’re presently on the lookout for extra youth in addition to new sponsors to assist make the membership extra profitable in the case of coaching for competitions.
“The folks down within the membership are planning some fundraising quickly as effectively to have the ability to afford the journey prices related to going to approaching occasions,” Ducharm mentioned. “Loads of these occasions are actually distant like Calgary or Edmonton. So it is exhausting for them to pay the payments. As a non-profit group, it is exhausting for us to get everybody to an occasion.”
Sue Line Boxing Membership is positioned at 301 Coteau Avenue West in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and you may attain them by cellphone at (306) 842-5817.
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The final boxing occasion that came about at Weyburn. (Picture by Dennis Conroy)