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13 December 2017

Racing Staff Boxing is back and William Hill are backing it!

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that William Hill are to sponsor the Racing Staff Boxing Night – to be held at Goffs’ Doncaster Sales Complex on Saturday 17th March 2018.

The William Hill Racing Staff Boxing Night will be organised by, and raise funds for, Racing Welfare. Derby based Ultra White Collar Boxing will manage the life-changing 8-week training programme that participants will be required to undertake, applying strict medical and safety regulations throughout the process and on the night itself.

Training will commence on the 22nd January – perfect to fulfil New Year’s resolutions to get fit and trim and undertake an exciting new challenge.  The competition, which will see fairly matched participants box three x two minute bouts on the night, is open to men and women who work in all areas of the racing industry – including stable and stud staff, stalls handlers, racecourse staff as well as jockeys and trainers.

Because training will take place at gyms in York and Ripon, the event is aimed at racing staff who work in Yorkshire and the North of England, but if this event is a great success, Racing Welfare plan to organise another event in the South.

Franny Norton, former stable lads boxing champion and Racing Staff Boxing Ambassador also comments:

Back in the day, stable lads boxing was a huge part of my life, it gave me confidence and a level of fitness that helped enormously with my race riding.  It’s fantastic that Racing Welfare are organising this boxing night and that William Hill are sponsoring it, giving today’s racing staff the opportunity to experience the adrenaline buzz of boxing – it’s the next best thing to riding in races!

Tony Kenny from William Hill adds:

We’re delighted to sponsor the Racing Staff Boxing Night at Goffs. Racing and boxing are two of the most exciting sports in the world – and it’s great to see the two sports together for what should be an unforgettable night of action.

Dawn Goodfellow, Chief Executive, Racing Welfare also adds:

We’re delighted to be organising the Racing Staff Boxing Night and are extremely grateful to William Hill for sponsoring the event and to Goffs UK for letting us use the Doncaster sales complex, which is a perfect amphitheatre for this.  We have had a lot of interest from staff wishing to take part and it will be a very exciting and fun night.

Spectator tickets and VIP Hospitality will be on sale in the New Year.

Racing staff wishing to register their interest in signing up for the boxing should please do so at https://www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk/sign-up-racing/ or call Mary-Ann Sandercock on 07790 844887 if you have any questions.