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Victory Boxing - fighting to make a difference in our community

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Bowater Hyundai and Bowater Isuzu are very excited to be helping the Victory Boxing Trust bring a ray of hope, a glimmer of confidence and a sense of purpose to the kids involved in the charitable trust. The vehicle support we offer them helps them get out and about in the community to continue to do their good work.

Victory Boxing started in 2011 and was based at the YMCA Centre. The aim of Victory Boxing is to create a positive impact on young kids in the community, teaching life skills, honesty, respect, caring, and developing the opportunities for talented individuals. In the first year there were 20 children involved. Due to the popularity and success of the programme numbers have grown to where there are over 100 registered children, aged 8-18 years, and an ever-growing waiting list. They also cater for adults and college groups during the day and evening. The growth of the programme required larger and more specialized premises, and through the incredible generosity of the Nelson public, Victory Boxing now has its own home. The backbone of Victory Boxing is due to its very capable volunteers, who are passionate about sports, and the welfare and futures of our young people.

Click here to see their website.

Victory Boxing continues to punch above it's weight.

We stopped by Victory Boxing to have a catch up and talk about the importance of community. 
Paul Hampton and the team are doing amazing work, and we help support them to do this. 

Take a minute to watch this short video and become inspired!

It’s good to remember the strength of community. Organisations such as Victory Boxing, Nelson, New Zealand work hard to make a difference, giving those needing it a new focus, helping our elderly to keep moving and teaching at risk kids the importance of belonging. We are proud to be able to stand behind people like Paul and his team as they make a difference.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Sunday, 17 March 2019

Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu are standing strong in the corner

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VICTORY BOXING, Nelson is doing some wonderful work in the community. Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu are proud to be standing strongly in their corner and helping them get out and about.

Paul Hampton turned from running a classroom to running a boxing gym and has poured his energy into
a project that he always knew would have the potential to change lives.

Several years on, the Victory Boxing gym is going from strength to strength and class sizes are swelling.

“At first it might seem that Victory Boxing is only about boxing, but it’s not really. It’s all about the kids – giving youth a safe and positive place to hang out, a place to get fit and develop healthy lifestyle habits, values and attitudes, and a place to be the best they can be.

Victory Boxing is pleased to have the community in it's corner

Paul Hampton, the face behind the success at local charitable organisation Victory Boxing, is a really humble, old school kiwi bloke of the finest order. He has put himself out there and poured his energy into a project that he always knew would have the potential to change lives. Several years on, the gym is going from strength to strength, and the class sizes are swelling. 

We took a few minutes to head down to the gym for a quick chat about what the support of local businesses like Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu do for an organisation such as Victory Boxing. 

Victory Boxing, Nelson, New Zealand is doing some wonderful work in the community. Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu are proud to be standing strongly in their corner and helping them get out and about. We caught up with the always inspirational Paul Hampton for a quick chat.

Posted by Bowater Motor Group on Thursday, 9 February 2017

Are you ready to rumble? The Fight for Victory gets underway at Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu.

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This November 5th will see the Trafalgar Centre rumbling to the familiar sound of excitement as the 3rd round of the Victory Boxing annual Fundraiser gets underway.

Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu have stood behind this awesome community event since the start, when our very own Chris Bowater, CEO of Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu, stepped into the ring with the then Mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio. It was an inspirational fight and much sweat was left on the canvas as these two stepped up and gave it all that they had.

It was only fitting then that Bowater Hyundai and Isuzu host the launch event for Victory Boxing's Fight for Victory 3 at their central city showroom on the corner of Rutherford and Hardy St on Friday 8th July from 5:30 - 7:30pm. 

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Meet the Bowater Hyundai Team

James Duncan. Very good at horsing around....

2015-isuzu-james500xOur Sales Team Leader James has been with Bowater Hyundai & Isuzu since early in 2014, having come through the industry since his first job as a vehicle groomer back in 2002. Over that time he has certainly seen technology change, and is able to point you in the right direction with matching you up with the vehicle that will best suit your needs. He has his finger on the pulse and knows how to take control of the reigns!

Born and bred in Nelson, James grew up in Wakefield and attended Waimea College. He has kept true to his country roots, having competitively ridden horses since he was 5. He now competes on a national level, often travelling to events such as the Horse of the Year with his horse and his executive horse float. Got a question about towing a horse float - James is your man! He has towed more horse floats in his time than most, and has got the full run down on towing statistics.