Plans to start a boxing club in Wooler have taken a big step forward after a successful meeting to gauge public opinion on Monday.
Experienced coach David Milburn, from the village, has launched the proposals and is buoyed by the interest that has been shown.
He said: “The meeting went really well. Quite a few people turned up and the most positive thing is that people want to help and take part in the club. I have also received a letter from the parish council saying they support it. It is amazing.”
David, who has trained at Hadston for a number of years, says that the next step is finding a venue.
He would then like to have another meeting to thrash out a working committee.
David has also been in touch with Sport England about funding.