GLOVES ON: Numbulwar youth have a blast with their community’s new inflatable boxing ring and giant boxing gloves. Photo: Supplied.ITmay be a small, remote community, butNumbulwarnow boasts aneye-catching,yellow and red inflatable boxing ring.
With help from the Northern Territory government,Roper Gulf Regional Council has installed the boxing ringfor local youth.
Council staffmade the most of a $10,000 Community Benefit Fund grant to purchase the boxing ring as well asa pool table,television,gaming console and computertablets, to ensure the sport and recreation hall has become the place for youth to congregate in Numbulwar.
Roper Gulf Regional Council’sCommunity Safety, Youth, Sport and Recreation co-ordinatorSam Nowickisaid the provision ofengaging activities for youth was always high onthe agenda for communities.
He saidthe boxing ring had provided a safe and unique way for Numbulwar’s youngest residents to be physically active and build their confidence.
“The bouncy boxing ring has received a good workout already, with the youth enjoying some fun boxing matches,” Mr Nowickisaid.
“It’s a really great workout, with the boxers having lots of fun in a safe environment.
“There has been lots of laughing, cheering and fun had with the new gear.”
Numbulwar is located almost 500kmseast of Katherine and has a population of 687 people.
KNOCK-OUT: Numbulwar kids enjoy the boxing ring. Photo: Supplied
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