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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 9 (December 1, 1938)

“The Railways Workshops Gym.”

“The Railways Workshops Gym.”

Out at Moera, near the Railway Workshops, only a few miles from Wellington, is one of the busiest gymnasiums in New Zealand. Known to boxing patrons in many parts of the North Island, “The Railways Workshops Gym” has supplied boxers for many amateur tourneys and, although I do not possess any official figures, I am confident in stating that representatives from this popular sports rendezvous have won considerably more matches than they have lost. The instructors are Messrs. Alf. Cleverley (Olympic representative and former New Zealand champion) and Dick Dunn, of the well-known boxing family. Attending many boxing tournaments, as I do in my capacity as a sportswriter, I have been impressed by the boxing knowledge displayed by the pupils of this gymnasium. But, equally as important, is the manner in which these boys enter the ring. They are garbed in an attractive, but serviceable uniform, covered before the commencement of the contest in a “Railways Workshops Gym.” dressing gown. The men in the Railway service should be justly proud of this fine boxing gymnasium.