Tommy Coyle Academy given free broadband connection by Quickline

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 20 Feb 2017

The Tommy Coyle Academy in west Hull, which specialises in boxing fitness, health and education, has been given a free superfast broadband connection by local wireless internet service provider Quickline Communications.

The contribution is enabling young people to get online for help with school work, jobs and social interaction.

Support from local businesses helps professional boxer Mr Coyle and his team to provide the best experience, acting as a youth centre and support service.

The gym is free to under-17s and a BoxClever programme aims to encourage youngsters to lead healthier lifestyles, with regular exercise, and to keep out of trouble.

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Mr Coyle said: "We are very grateful to Quickline for their kind contribution."The internet opens up many opportunities for the guys that come to the gym – they use it all the time, not just for social media but also to get help with information for jobs and training."

Mr Coyle believes in hard work, sacrifice and perseverance, a strategy that he passes on to all of the youngsters making use of his gyms.

The team at Quickline were impressed with this positive influence and wanted to provide a free internet service to the gym.

Steve Jagger, managing director of Quickline, said: "Tommy's work is keeping young people off the streets, which is of great value to the local community.

"We are delighted to help with our service to get visitors online, especially if they don't have internet access at home."

The premises benefit from the wireless service, which does not rely on the use of a landline.

Instead, a small device is secured to the roof which then transmits a signal from a mast at nearby Hull Royal Infirmary.

The free connection means that savings can be reinvested into Mr Coyle's not-for-profit company.

Mr Coyle is due to fight Kofi Yates on Saturday, February 25, at Hull Arena. Quickline has two tickets to give away in a competition via its social media pages. Visit @QuicklineUK for more details.

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