For 2019, and possibly beyond I am going to document as many of the Clubs, Organisations, Groups and Associations that will let me, here in Malmesbury and the surrounding villages. The seeds of the idea came to me at the Malmesbury Amateur Boxing Show back in November that I photographed - rupertbarker.com/malmesbury-amateur-boxing-club-24-11-18 - and it only seemed right to start the project at The Tony Stannard MBE Gym, at The Flying Monk Ground.
Split into 3 sessions Juniors, Seniors and Ladies over 2 different evenings, I was made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the atmosphere in club a lot, very warm and protective with a healthy amount of humour and a sprinkle of banter!
Thank you to Mike, Gareth, all the coaches and boxers for letting me hang out in your little corner of Malmesbury.
I've had quite a few clubs let me know that they like to be involved in this project, but I'd love to hear from more, it's always easier to show what I've got planned once you can see some images! Drop me a message on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like your think your club would like to feature.
I'd love to hear what you think of these images and this project, and also this new layout to showcase the 'photo-story', Facebook or Instagram are the easiest ways to get in touch and also keep up to date on how this project will progress. Thanks, Rupert.