WEAVER Vale MP Mike Amesbury visited a boxing gym in Runcorn to find out about some of the work they do.

During the visit to ABC Boxing on Friday, Mr Amesbury - a former council cabinet member for culture and leisure - met the club's head coach Darren O'Sullivan for an insight into some of the gym's community work and sporting activities.

The not-for-profit club works with people of all ages, teaching them boxing skills and has been a mainstay of the Runcorn sporting scene for over three decades.

Mike said: "As a former cabinet member for culture and leisure during my council days it was great to go along and see some of the work going on at the club.

"Sport in general is a great way to stay active, keep fit, learn discipline and make friends."