'˜Clash of the Codes' is shaping up to be the biggest sporting occasion Coleraine has seen in many years, as sportsmen and women from Coleraine Rugby Club and Eoghan Rua battle it out in a boxing ring!

Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 12:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2016, 12:19 pm
Players and club officials got together this week with organisers Glenn Anderson and Greg Jordan (Kiwi), to launch the Clash of the Codes.

The event will see twelve men and four women going head to head in a boxing match in a bid to be crowned King of the Ring.

The event, the first of its kind in the area, will take place on Saturday April 9, in a specially constructed marquee at Coleraine Rugby Club.

It promises to be an thrilling evening as the amateur boxers try out their skills in the ring.

None of the fighters have prior boxing experience, and as they start training this month they will be learning the basics of one of the oldest sports in the world.

The training is being organised with the help of local amateur boxing clubs.

The bouts has been some months in the planning, and both clubs have thrown their organisational abilities into the event, the proceeds of which will be split equally between the clubs.

On the night things special guest commentators will be on hand to keep everyone entertained during the contests.

Tickets for the event are on sale at both Eoghan Rua and Coleraine Rugby Clubs and from members of the Clubs who are taking part in the event.

They are also available from Portstewart Family Practice, Portstewart Clothing Company, Springhill Bar, Portrush and Chill Foodhall, Coleraine. Price £15.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for any business that wants to support the event.

For now the 32 brave fighters are getting into their gruelling training regime, getting boxing fit, learning how to defend themselves and working out how to score those important winning points.