Recognition for coach’s hard work in the community

Tom Malcher celebrates winning the Halifax Giving Extra Awards for his contribution to Banbury Boxing Club. NNL-151002-140527001
Tom Malcher celebrates winning the Halifax Giving Extra Awards for his contribution to Banbury Boxing Club. NNL-151002-140527001

One of the founders of Banbury Boxing Club has been recognised for his efforts in the community.

Tom Malcher, of King’s Sutton, was nominated for the Halifax Giving Extra Award by fellow founder Mark Cooper.

Mr Malcher volunteered more than 400 hours last year running the club, coaching young people and taking them round the country for matches or sparring. He set up the club in 2012 and is head coach. He said: “It is a real surprise to have won this award – I didn’t believe the letter telling me I had won! We have put a huge amount of time and hard work into transforming the club and are very proud to be able to offer better boxing facilities in Banbury.”