World boxing champion Amir Khan was the guest of honour at the opening of Salford City College’s Walkden Sixth Form Centre Boxing Gym.
Khan has a strong affiliation with Salford City College after working in partnership together for two-and-a-half years.
The college has utilised the facilities at Khan’s Bolton-based boxing gym, Gloves Community Centre, to teach college students sports lessons and enrichment.
This partnership led to Khan and Gloves generously donating an entire selection of top of the range boxing equipment to Walkden Sixth Form Centre.
Khan said: “I’m extremely proud to have helped to develop the boxing gym at Salford City College, and to be able to provide opportunities for students and members of the wider community to get involved in the sport.
“It’s a brilliant gym, with great facilities, I’m really happy we could be involved in this project.”
Phil Arbelo-Dolan, sports development manager at the college, said: “Without the help and support Salford City College has received from Amir and the team down at Gloves, us having our own boxing gym would be merely a pipe dream.
“We are extremely grateful for their generous donation and hope to continue our partnership going forwards.”