The new Carlton Police Boxing Academy has been launched in a partnership between a Bradford school and a popular boxing club.
The state of the art facility was unveiled at Carlton Bolling College, in Undercliffe Lane, afternoon.
The school has refurbished the former Duke of Edinburgh Awards Centre on its site to turn it into a community boxing gym.
The new facility is to provide a new home for the Bradford Police Boys Amateur Club, run by Julian Cyprien, which is moving from its Nelson Street base in the city.
The partnership came about after Carlton Bolling College’s Headteacher Adrian Kneeshaw visited the Bradford Police Boys Amateur Club and was impressed with the commitment of the young people involved.
Carlton Bolling College hopes that the boxing gym will prove to be a popular asset for both pupils at their school and for the wider community.
There has already been a big interest among pupils wanting to sign up at the academy ahead the launch.
Mr Kneeshaw: “We are delighted to be able to provide this state of the art facility for our community in partnership with Julien Cyprien and the Bradford Police Boxing Club.
“As a school we are all about raising aspirations and promoting excellence and the Boxing Academy supports this ethos.
“We are looking forward to seeing future champions emerge from the Carlton Police Boxing Academy gym who can help to put Bradford firmly on the map.”
Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills said: “I am very pleased to see the new Carlton Police Boxing Academy being launched at Carlton Bolling College.
“This is a great example of one of our schools working in partnership with a sports club in Bradford to benefit both pupils and the wider community.”