Highland Boxing Academy head coach Foy focusing on keeping spirits up rather than returning to training
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Technology is playing an important part in keeping people connected while socially distancing, and sport is trying to make the most of it.
Athletics turned to virtual racing, while cyclists are employing similar tactics to train if not compete.
Rugby clubs have been posting drills online, and at a grassroots level, social media challenges have helped to keep people active while honing technique in football.
Boxing is no different, although Highland Boxing Academy head coach Liam Foy believes the camaraderie is just as important as upskilling – if not more so.
With group training not yet an option and one-to-one sessions impractical, HBA have set up a group chat with the athletes and coaches where people can share training regimes, skill drills and ask for advice if there is something in particular they want to work on.
“I felt straight away when I shut the gym that I didn’t want to have the pressure of having to deliver sessions online all the time, and I didn’t want the boxers feeling like they had to participate that way,” Foy explained.