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Category: Local Heroes

Our Boxing Pedigree

The Mapperley area has a long association with boxing. From the days of bare knuckle prizefighting though to world super middleweight champion Carl Froch MBE. Carl’s recent wedding was even featured in Hello Magazine. Behind the glamour of this local [ … ]

Mapperley’s World Famous Gymnasts

Did you know that Becky and Ellie Downie grew up and attended school in Mapperley? The sisters are both British Artistic Gymnasts competing nationally & internationally on the Road to Tokyo and beyond. Becky says, “Before gymnastics I studied ballet, tap and stage dance. The [ … ]