AN Altrincham construction firm has proved it punches above its weight with the launch of two initiative aimed at Timperley youngsters and women.

Working with charity The Sport Community, FK Group is funding a ‘Boxfit’ programme for women on the Broomwood estate, allowing them to train for free at Timperley ABC.

The scheme has proved successful thus far, with classes oversubscribed.

FK Group is also helping young boxers at Timperley ABC progress towards elite level by funding amateur boxing shows, including an international showpiece event that took place at the Cresta Court Hotel on Friday.

Speaking about the initiatives, FK director Sean Keenan said: “We have our headquarters in Altrincham and we wanted to put something back into the community. We all love sport and it’s fantastic to see our programmes making such a difference.

“We want local people to have more opportunities to enjoy sport and we’re also excited by some of the fantastic young boxing talent we have in the town.”

Head coach Mark Davidson said: “We have some extremely talented young boxers but we need help to make sure we can provide the opportunities the kids need. It’s vital we put on amateur shows to make sure our boxers compete – that’s the only way they can stay motivated and follow their dreams to compete on the world stage.”