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BOXING has been added to the curriculum of a college academy.

From September, students will be able to study and train as part of the brand new Boxing Academy at South Downs College, Waterlooville.

Yvonne Elliott, the college’s head of sport and public services, explained: ‘I’m excited about the introduction of this new element to our academy provision.

‘I believe it will allow students from all different backgrounds to study and achieve at college and that this will be linked with a fun and challenging sport.’

The scheme has been made possible due to the partnership with the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy.

Quniton “Q” Shillingford, advanced boxing coach, said: ‘Students who enrol for the academy will have the opportunity to complete a high level academic qualification alongside gaining qualifications in boxing.

‘The course is open to students who have never boxed before as well as those who have started to work towards their boxing awards.’