Godfreys chairman swaps suit for gloves

Aims to break Guinness World Record.

Godfreys chairman, Rod Walker, attempted the Guiness World Record for the most boxing rounds ever on Sunday at North Sydney Leagues Club to raise money for not-for-profit Fusion. Walker hoped with support of the wider community he would raise $250,000 for Fusion.

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“I am thrilled Fighting for Families will help raise much needed funds for Fusion Western Sydney. This is undoubtedly the toughest, yet most rewarding challenge of my life. Knowing the money I raise will be used to equip and inspire parents to build healthy, loving families and promote a brighter future for our communities,” Walker said.

“This event was the brainchild between Fusion champion, Sallie Hammond and myself. Parents today need support more than ever before with family relationships under unprecedented stress. According to research, a strong emotional connection with parents is the factor that protects young people from high-risk behavior above everything else. Parents engaging in the Families Course fun by Fusion not only learn new skills, but also become part of a supportive community who can encourage each other to continue on, knowing they are not alone” he continued.

Walker began boxing seven years ago when he wanted to improve his fitness. Remarkably, the father of five took his boxing from a workout regime all the way to becoming a 2013 Australian Masters Champion. And now, at the age of 59 he has gone toe to toe for at least 125 continuous, three minute rounds to beat the world record and raise money for families in Sydney.

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