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Summary of North West - Oceania relationship London 2012
Oceania Olympic visit - London 2012
By the time the Nauru Boxer's first week is out there will be very few people in South Lakeland who will not know where the island of Nauru is. The Boxers have been improving their English by giving interviews to the local media, including ITV - this TV interview latter will be shown on Border TV on July 27th which is exactly one year before the start of the London 2012 Games.
One of the reasons for this interest is the Nauru boxers are among the first athletes who have come to Britain in preparation for the Games. They are slowly getting used to the changeable weather, although it is still nowhere near hot enough for them.
Following a visit to the Mayor's Parlour on Monday they have got down to some serious training with 7.00am runs along the Canal path. On Tuesday they followed this up with pad work with the coach holding up pads attached to his hands for the player's to hit. Also shadow boxing using a large special erected 6ft x 4ft mirror and punching exercises using several bags hanging off the walls round Kendal Judo Club's Dojo. A boxing match is also being arranged for July 16th against a North West Team. This is to raise funds for the Nauru boxers to help improve their equipment when they return home. The tickets for the event, which will be held in the Kendal Judo Club Dojo are available at £10 each.