AFTER a year without a home, a boxing club hopes to be up and running again in a matter of months.
Wrexham Boxing Club was previously based at the former Groves High School gym on Penymaes Avenue, but had to move out in March last year after Wrexham Council demolished parts of it.
In June the club was told it could move to the sports pavilion on Nine Acre Field, Chester Road.
Back then it was hoped it would only take six to eight weeks to get the club up and running again, but delays with the lease meant progress was temporarily halted.
But now the club – which has about 40 young members – says it hopes to sign a lease with Wrexham Council shortly meaning it can start work on rebuilding the long-established club.
George Crewe, chairman of Wrexham Boxing Club, said: “The lease should be signed soon.
“We then have a lot of work to do, but I am hoping we can be up an running in about four months time.”
Because of uncertainties over the timescale, Mr Crewe could not give any definite dates over openings.
He said: “We have missed a season, but it is great progression is being made.”
The boxing club was originally created in 1982.
In May last year, Mr Crewe told the Leader the situation was “desperate” as he was left fearing the loss of the club would be a “huge shame for Wrexham”.
But in June the club was given a location meaning it could continue with boxers still having a place to train.
But the timescale of the move has taken longer than first expected.
Since moving out boxers have trained in different locations across Wrexham.
Mr Crewe believes news the hub of the club could soon being up and running will be good for many in the community.