THE Raiwai Boxing Club has opened the doors of the Raiwai Youth Hall to be the official venue for amateur boxing programs in the Central Division.
This was confirmed after the signing of a formal agreement document in Domain, Suva, on Wednesday.
Central Amateur Boxing president Pio Rova said this was a positive move for them and he thanked Raiwai Boxing Club officials for providing the venue.
“We were looking for venues where the enlightenment of boxing can be exposed to the youths of Fiji,” he said.
“We are thankful to the owners and the youth club running the hall that they have given us and now we can proceed with having weekly programs every Saturdays.”
He said with the new confirmed venue it would enable them to continuously hold boxing competitions which would really boost the development and growth of boxing in Fiji.
“This is the biggest break that has come in to the Central Division for many years.”
Raiwai Boxing Club president Waisea Kaloumaira said this was a huge breakthrough for them.
He said it would not only develop boxing, but provide exposure to frequent boxing competitions for boxers and clubs.
“We are happy that a lot of positive activities have been taking place in our club. This is after we were registered three months ago,” Kaloumaira said.
He said the move was a way for the club and the Raiwai Old Boys Association to contribute to the promotion of boxing to youths in their area.