Where: The Grand Ballroom @ The Westin Hotel, Martin Place
The end of 2017 is guaranteed to pack a punch with the Irish Fight Night Ball, and BriX Projects are sending one of their own there to fight! No, not one of the boys in the office, Lyndsey will be making her boxing debut on the 16th of December, in 4 weeks time! It’s certainly not an easy task so we were more than happy to sponsor her on this amazing venture, and our team will be there ringside cheering for her on the night!
With no previous formal boxing training or experience, Lyndsey is up for the challenge and training has been underway for the last 6 weeks. Rather you than us Lyndsey! We asked her what was involved in the training sessions which are held at Bondi Boxing Gym in Waterloo:
Lyndsey: “As it’s early into the training we are learning footwork… they say if you have unbalanced footwork then it can make you lose your fight… so mainly footwork, how to jab, how to throw hooks and upper cuts and tapping people on shoulders/knees for three two minute rounds to give us an idea of what it will be like on the night”.
The majority of the fighters on the night are beginners and at this stage of training they don’t know who is fighting who yet, but they’re certainly eyeing each other up during training! The last couple of weeks Lyndsey has started sparring with other fighters using gloves and head protection, stepping up the fight preparations.
With over two months of intense training ending with a fight in front of hundreds of people just before Christmas, what made Lyndsey want to enter?
Lyndsey: “I wanted to enter to learn how to box and get fit, and also to show my support to the Irish charity.”
Lyndsey is originally from Dublin but has been living here in Australia now for the last 6 years. The charity that she is referring to is the Irish Support Agency; since 1995 they have provided support to anyone in the Irish community here in Australia that find themselves in circumstances of crisis or distress. The charity is a fantastic support system for many Irish here in Australia, so not only are we proud to be sponsoring Lyndsey during this event, we are also proud to be supporting such an inspirational cause.
Each fighter is sponsored by a business to take part in the event which is used to support the Irish Support Agency, but Lyndsey is going above and beyond to raise as much money as possible for such a good cause. If would like to show your support then you can sponsor Lyndsey yourself here, every little helps guys!
In the build up towards the big fight night next month we’ll keep you updated on Lyndsey’s progress and we hope that you guys are going to give her your full support too! The Fight Night has already sold out but you can show your support by donating through the Every Day Hero page or in the comments, sure she’d love to hear from her fans!
To follow Lyndsey and the other fighters training and progress you can check out the Irish Fight Night Facebook page or keep checking back to our blogs to hear more from Lyndsey.