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Nairn army veteran and boxing coach in the running to be named Team Scotland Star in recognition of inspiring fitness routines work and promotion of Poppyscotland during coronavirus lockdown


By Ian Duncan

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Kevin Brooks.
Kevin Brooks.

A Nairn army veteran and boxing coach has been nominated for an award.

Kevin Brooks, who served with the Scots Guards for seven-and-a-half years, is in the running to be named Team Scotland Star for June.

Having secretly battled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) he is now seeking to help others during the current public heath crisis.

He is the head coach at Nairn Boxing Club, which he set up last year, and is now inspiring others to get into regular fitness routines.

In virtual boxing training sessions he shows how basic household items can be used to keep fit.

Mr Brooks is also a full-time carer for his son, who has severe autism.

And in addition he supports and promotes the work of Poppyscotland, the charity that helped him and his family when he left the army, and offers free training advice to former veterans.

A Poppyscotland spokesman said: "Kevin has come a long way over the years and has worked wonders in his local community with his commitment to boxing. It’s lovely to see him nominated for an award that recognises just how far he has come."

To vote for Mr Brooks visit here.

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