Kingswells Amateur Boxing Club have been saved from the threat of folding by the intervention of the community and local businesses.
Formed in January 2004, the popular group faced the threat of closure when they had to leave their premises.
The club, which had produced a number of champions, had been based at Kingswells Village Hall since its formation.
Leaving their home put their future under threat but the community and businesses rallied to fund a move to new premises in Market Street, Stoneywood.
Since that relocation Kingswells Boxing Club has thrived, with the number of boxers increasing substantially.
Kingswells ABC will now host the Boxing Scotland Northern Division Schoolboy and Junior Championships next February.
Ultimately Kingswells Boxing aim to be recognised as one of the top boxing clubs in the North-east.
Kingswells Boxing’s Raymond Mitchell, one of the club’s founders, said: “With our new premises we are able to concentrate more time to hone the skills and put out a good team to box in the north-east of Scotland and the rest of Scotland.
“The club is growing and the move was a leap in the dark.
“So far, it has far outweighed any expectations I had.
“We are hosting the Boxing Scotland Northern Division Schoolboy and Junior Championships (at Westdyke Leisure Centre).
“All this wouldn’t be possible with a good training team.
“Grant MacDougall, our senior coach, has many accreditations, including Boxing Scotland Ltd and Ricky Hatton training courses. John Leys, who trains the juniors, is an ex-British champion and fully accredited to Boxing Scotland Ltd.
“They are aided with the help of Neil Hopkins and Arron Jack, who has more than 30 fights under his belt.”
Mitchell and friend Raymond McGregor, now the club secretary, formed the ambitious club more than a decade ago.
Kingswells ABC were helped out by William Pithie, Justine Robertson and the local community who helped fund the move.
Financial input was also provided by Iain Dougary, director of ESWL.
Mr Dougary said: “For many years I’ve enjoyed the skills and dedication associated with boxing. As a result, I took steps for ESWL to become the proud sponsor of Kingswells Amateur Boxing Club.
“Together with continual encouragement, training and development, the future of Kingswells ABC in their new Stoneywood premises is exceptionally optimistic.
“The number of juniors and seniors attending training sessions has substantially increased since the club recently moved to their new premises.
“That can only be achieved by the dedication of the accredited coaches and the ambition and desire of both club committee members and ESWL.
“My vision for Kingswells ABC is for the club to establish themselves as the most recognised and regarded amateur boxing club in the north-east of Scotland in the coming years.
“In addition, a high standard of coaching and encouragement will help create even more champions associated with the club.
“ESWL and Kingswells ABC will continue to host memorable fight nights to provide a stage for club members to showcase their talents.”
Kingswells ABC duo Jack Goudie and Oscar Barry will be competing in the Scottish Novice Championships in Ravenscraig later this month.
Kingswells ABC are open Monday and Wednesday 6-7.30pm for juniors training and 7.45-9.15pm for seniors training.
On Thursday evenings from 6.15-7.15pm they run run a class for 4-8-year-old children and also a female box-fit class on a Thursday evening from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.
They also train on Saturdays: from 1.30pm to 2.30pm for seniors, and 2.45pm-4.15pm for juniors.