FightFit Contenders - Frank Dando's Sports Academy

Frank Dando Sports Academy (FDSA) has been operating for 39 years focused on helping  troubled teenage boys. FDSA provides a supportive, predictable, and consistent educational environment where intensive physical education is superimposed into the academic curriculum. Their students develop positive behaviours in the classroom and at home because of this. Some of the principles that sit behind the physical training elements of FDSA are also applied to the FightFit Contenders training camp.

FightFit Contenders is a 6-week training program designed to give participants the opportunity to explore what it is like to train like a real fighter with the option to step into the ring at the end of it. Participants will go through the real challenges faced each session, testing their perceived physical and mental limits, finding the joy of breaking through them as well as learning things about themselves that perhaps they weren't aware of before. The best part, the things they will experience and learn about themselves on this journey are applicable to all aspects of life.

The FightFit Contenders program ends with an intra-club sparring event held on Saturday 11th of December at FightFit Boxing Centre South Melbourne. We recommend a $20 donation for entry into the event however, any contribution is much appreciated. If you wish to attend the event, simply make a donation and let us know your name on the door upon arrival. There will be a raffle on the day with some sweet prizes up for grabs as well with all proceeds from raffle tickets and ticket/door sales donated to FDSA.

Our target is to raise at least $12,000 as this is the cost of annual tuition at FDSA. Generally, boys that attend this school come from challenging socioeconomic backgrounds. With the money raised we would like to either help financially support a student with their tuition costs or let the school determine where those funds are most needed to enable the best outcomes for their pupils.

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FightFit Contenders Intra-Club Sparring Event:

Date:  Saturday 11th December 2021
Time:  Doors open at 12pm, fights to kick off at 1pm
Location:  FightFit South Melbourne. 29 White Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Food, alcohol, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase on the day. All ages welcome.

  • Mr PW McCann 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Alex Erasmus 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Daniel Millet 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
  • Natalie Bellotti 
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

FightFit Boxing Centre 
Brandon Park VIC
Ziad Zakharia