Celebrations go on for Charlie

Charlie Flynn surrounded by supporters at Ravenscraig
Charlie Flynn surrounded by supporters at Ravenscraig
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Charlie Flynn was joined by family and friends to celebrate his Commonwealth Games gold medal at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

Dozens of people turned out to meet the Newarthill lightweight who has become the breakout star of Glasgow 2014.

He has made legions of new fans with skills in the ring as much as his well quoted patter since his victory over Northern Irishman Joe Fitzpatrick at The Hydro earlier this month.

Facilities manager John Swanson announced North Lanarkshire Leisure is to provide Charlie with £500 in sponsorship.

The money will go towards his future training as he weighs up his options of whether to turn pro or compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Meanwhile, a meeting of North Lanarkshire Council’s civic functions committee on Friday agreed to investigate holding a civic reception for all the North Lanarkshire athletes and coaches involved at the Commonwealth Games.