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Brook Neely – a boxer in the making

On Monday 9th August 2021 John Kelly, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £1,000 to Brooke Neely, a young boxer from Ardrossan, as part of a 3-year sponsorship.

Brooke who boxes with Irvine Vineburgh Boxing Club, is also a member of the Scotland National Team. She is also the youngest member of the Boxing Scotland Elite Boxing Group. Brooke’s training is split between Irvine Vineburgh and the Boxing Scotland High Performance Centre in Bridgeton, Glasgow. Prior to Covid-19 restrictions, Brooke was called up by her country to compete at the European Schools Championships in Tblisi, Georgia in 2019.

Despite the restrictions due to Covid-19, Brooke has continued to train remotely and recently has been selected to join elite athletes in Serbia for a sparring camp. Brooke’s goal is to compete at the Commonwealth Games 2026 as well as the Olympics.

John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA commented, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Brooke who is a great ambassador for her sport.”

The funding for Brooke came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022) until the allocated funding is exhausted.

Local Groups or individuals interested in finding out more about the Associations Making Our Communities Better Places Fund can do so by visiting the Making Our Communities Better Places webpage using one of the buttons below.


The “Making Our Communities Better Places” fund team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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