Port Lincoln boxing gym receives bank support

SUPPORT: Williams Boxing Gym head coach/club manager Scott Williams with Natasha Kenny and Phil Channon from Port Lincoln Community Bank. Photo: supplied
SUPPORT: Williams Boxing Gym head coach/club manager Scott Williams with Natasha Kenny and Phil Channon from Port Lincoln Community Bank. Photo: supplied

Williams Boxing Gym has received support from Port Lincoln Community Bank in the form of a donation and a funding pledge to support the head coach's training.

The gym received $1000 from bank staff member Natasha Kenny, who was given the choice to donate to a charity or community organisation of her choice.

A cheque presentation was made at the gym recently involving Ms Kenny and the branch's business development manager Phil Channon with many of the gym's youngest members also in attendance.

The community bank board has also decided to fund head coach Scott Williams' study to achieve a Certificate Four in Mental Health.

Mr Williams aims to develop programs and services around physical and mental health while working with local services.

He said he was "speechless" to receive this support which would help people.

"It's humbling to see Phil (Channon) can see what I see," he said.

The gym has long supported mental health and has held charity boxing events promoting men's mental health.

Mr Williams said boxing had been an outlet for people to gain confidence.

He said just like in life if your mental game was not 100 per cent, nine out of ten times you would not succeed.

"If you get knocked down 10 times, you get back up 11 times," he said.