Gold medallist pays UCLan a visit

19 September 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Commonwealth boxing champion drops into University Sports Fair.

Commonwealth boxing gold medallist Scott Fitzgerald paid a surprise visit to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Sports Fair.

The Glasgow 2014 welterweight champion was at 53 Degrees with members of the Savick and Larches Boxing Club to promote the sport to UCLan students.

The club is looking to develop links with UCLanSport with a view to increasing student participation and build on the legacy of Scott's gold medal success.

UCLan Students' Union Sports Coordinator Amanda Pattinson said: “It's an excellent opportunity to set up a new sport at UCLan that we've not been able to offer before. It's a new link to a well-established community club, in a sport which is rapidly developing throughout the UK.”

Sports Development Officer Darren Waldron added:

“Savick and Larches is a club that's had proven success, so having Scott down here is fantastic for UCLan.”

Proud Prestonian Scott is currently recovering from the hand injury he received during the Games, but is hoping to be back in competitive action later this year. He has also targeted success at next year’s World Championship competition.

He said: “It's good to see all the different sports and activities on offer at UCLan and great to see lots of people getting involved.”