Incredible people and organisations came together to ask what the youth of Marton needed. They said they wanted to learn how to fight. After much sweat and tears Forge boxing was born.
With a very small budget and many hands to make light work, Kelly Widdowson, Onyx Lye and the wider community restored an old wrestling gym into what it is today. It exists to lift up the heads of the youth. To give them resilience, discipline and self worth.
Today, there’s hardly and troubled youth in Marton, and theirs nothing to stop them from impacting the wider Rangitīkei region, and even the world.
The Forge Boxing community, would like to thank all those who helped make this happen. Individuals, businesses and organisations are as follows: Mitchell Roofing, Mahi Tahi, Billy Graham Boxing, Rivercity Boxing Whanganui, Johnathan Davies Painting, Dante Lye, Rob Brewer (electrical), Mariana Hatayama, The Marton Wrestling Club, Rangitikei District Council, Marton Scouts, our families and friends.