How Terry Riley Supported the Local Boxing Scene in Liverpool

How Terry Riley Supported the Local Boxing Scene in Liverpool

Summary:

Learn how Terry Riley teamed up with local partners to support the local boxing scene in Liverpool with a special initiative. Boxing is at the very heart of Terry Riley’s life. Before he became a Liverpool property developer, Terry was an avid boxer. Terry was a promising up-and-coming boxer within the amateur scene, earning several […]

Learn how Terry Riley teamed up with local partners to support the local boxing scene in Liverpool with a special initiative.

Boxing is at the very heart of Terry Riley’s life. Before he became a Liverpool property developer, Terry was an avid boxer. Terry was a promising up-and-coming boxer within the amateur scene, earning several awards, including three titles in 1985. Unfortunately, following an eye injury, he was forced to give up his dreams of becoming a professional.

Having grown up on a working-class estate in Litherland, Terry knows just how important local community initiatives are for young people. That’s why in 2016, he jumped at the chance to help the Rotunda ABC boxing gym in Kirkdale. The Rotunda is one of Liverpool’s most well-known clubs, and it’s here where Terry enjoyed life-changing benefits during his childhood.

With this initiative, Terry Riley teamed up with King Construction’s Mark Doyle to support the Rotunda with significant funding. The funding helped the club to offer events, boxing sessions, and coaching for young people in the area. It was an initiative to deliver critical services and improve the health and well-being of communities in Liverpool.

The launch event for the program saw successful local boxer Tony Bellew attend. Bellew himself declared the importance of funding for such initiatives to reduce crime rates in the area and ensure young people have a safe place to turn to where they can learn how to become a boxer.

Terry Riley became involved in this project because he wanted to ‘give something back’ to a Liverpool venue that helped him as a child and a community that remains close to his heart. Without the funding of businesses like Ascot Property Group and people like Terry Riley, businesses like Rotunda ABC would cease to exist, closing opportunities for thousands of young people.