COMMUNITY RECONGNITION STATEMENT - Bob McLaughlin, A Pillar for Maitland's Boxing Community

Sadly, on 1 April 2021, Green Hills Hit N Dip closed its doors with the sale and redevelopment of the building. This iconic sporting facility has been home to many in the sports and fitness community for the last 40 years.

Firstly, I thank the hardworking Bob Geoghegan who passed away in 2019, and his family for their long term commitment to improving fitness in our community.

I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Bob McLaughlin who for the last 26 years has trained, coached and mentored so many young people in the sport of boxing from Hit N Dip. I thank Bob for his decades of dedication and contribution to the lives of many in our community.

All the best with whatever it is life has in store for you next, I know your contribution to Maitland's sporting community will be recognised for years to come.