Sat 7th Feb 2015
England Boxing under 60kg Eastern Counties Youth Chamionship!
Milo Clay & Emma Dolan both compete in the final stages of the England Boxing Youth Championships on February 20th held in County Durham.
Good luck to them both!
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The club is pleased to announce that many club members have been selected to box for "Team Attleborough" for the forthcoming season, which includes several new members making the "Squad" for the first time. They will actively reresent the club at Tournaments and Shows, entering Skills, Competition and Championship Bouts throughout the Eastern Region plus various other parts of the UK. Once again the club is seeking support from local businesses and organisations to "Sponsor a Boxer" for the new season. The sponsorship package for you includes:
SPONSOR A BOXER FOR JUST £330 FOR THE NEW SEASON
12 PAYMENTS OF £27.50 PER MONTH VIA STANDING ORDER
We hope that you are able to support the club and forge links with us and one of the team who will box under the "Attleborough ABC Banner".
If you would like more information about Boxer Sponsorship or any Advertising or Support that is available, you can contact me via the club by phone or email or on my mobile 07833 209 579
So what can I say as a sponsor of Attleborough Boxing Club.
Well if I am honest I had been asked for some time if I would consider being a sponsor and I had always said no, I am not sure why really, but I guess I just did not like the idea of sponsoring and encouraging two people hitting each other.
Then I had an occasion a few months ago where I visited the club on other business, as this was my first visit one of the committee members kindly showed me around and explained to me just what the club had achieved in their relatively short life, he went on to explain how it was so much more than just about two youngsters hitting each other in the ring, it was about teaching and learning about discipline, respect, building confidence and fitness, it seemed like the actual boxing in the ring at this stage was almost irrelevant and was the last thing that they learned, to say that I was impressed is a massive understatement, I was absolutely shocked at how professional the set up was and how well they had all done to become one of the best clubs in Norfolk (not sure if that should be England) and yet all this was still all run by volunteers giving up hours and hours of their week, it’s just an incredible achievement, and all of this unknown to me and yet on our own backdoor step.
That afternoon I got back to work and instantly phoned the club to find out more about how to get involved and become a sponsor, I regularly visit the club and I am always made to feel very welcome by the staff and boxers alike, the young boxer that I sponsor, Milo Clay could not be more thankful or appreciative for everything that is done for him, he keeps in regular contact with updates on how he and the club are doing and is hopefully looking forward to a busy year ahead, as well as home matches is hoping to travel as far as Ireland and even Finland for the Pirkka Tournament with the club, of which I am sure will be a great experience for all involved.
As a sponsor I could not be happier knowing that the money we give is being put to very good use and without reservation I will definitely be looking forward to further sponsorship in the coming years. For anyone thinking about sponsoring, all I can say is that you need to actually go and visit the club to see just how great the work that they do is. I am sure that you will be as impressed as I was in what they do for the youngsters in the area.
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Attleborough boxing club is a welcome friendly gym we welcome all ages and abilities and are fully inclusive. Whether you want to train to build strength and fitness or want to compete in the world of amateur boxing we have a place available to you.
Our principle aim is that you enjoy our training sessions. All of our voluntary staff are fully DBS checked and are highly trained and qualified. They actively seek new avenues of continuous progressive development to maintain an excellent high level of knowledge of boxing as a sport and how to achieve the best from each individual that enters the gym.
We live breathe and enjoy boxing as an organisation and thrive on seeing the positive impacts of self control, motivation, determination, team building and incredible focus that the sport of boxing installs in our members.
Many of our younger members report significant improvements in both their educational and social lives. We have fun. We work together. We show case our boxers talents at our magnificent home shows. We compete all over the UK and Europe to the highest achievable standards. But most importantly we look after our members well being, as safety is paramount to us.
We are fortunate to have inspirational facilities available to us and are proud and grateful to all of those that have helped to contribute building such a magnificent place in which our members can excel in and enjoy. Please feel free to pop in and watch our members in action, see our facilities and chat to our staff.
Want to get fit? Gain confidence? Learn more about boxing? Need a challenge? Crave focus? Want to compete Nationally and internationally? Have a desire to realise your dreams?
Attleborough boxing club could open the doors to incredible opportunities for you ...
Danny was a very keen footballer and cricketer before a motorbike accident left him paralysed from the chest down. Undeterred by his new life in a wheelchair, Danny began his athletics career in wheelchair racing, completing the Great North Run 3 times, and then moving into field events, specialising in the shot put.
3 times the British Wheelchair Athletics Association’s ‘Athlete of the Year’, Danny was selected for Team GB in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and in the World Championships in New Zealand in 2011. Only a change in regulation by the world governing body took away the chance to compete in the London 2012 Paralympics, but their subsequent removal of Danny’s shot put event from the Rio 2016 Games has led to a new opportunity in the javelin.
We wish Danny well on his road to Rio ...
Jack brown entered Attleborough Boxing Club following behind his brother and sister. Jack was shy, his confidence low and he was carrying excess weight. Jack quietly and meekly joined in with the training wearing big baggy T-shirts, his shyness and self consciousness preventing him from speaking to anyone. He just wanted to lose weight.
As time passed Jack become comfortable with all of the coaches and other members of the team, he opened up, he felt accepted and starting enjoying socialising and training with the rest of Team Attleborough. Jack's confidence grew leaps and bounds as did his fitness. Jacks long term ambition of joining the army started to feel more of a reality.
Jack became a true athlete competing for the club and became an integral part of all that Team Attleborough stands for ... support, honesty, integrity, self belief and determination.
In 2011 Jack achieved his biggest dream successfully joining the army, his family and head coach stood as one at Jacks's passing out ceremony all proud of the exceptional role model that Jack had become.
Jack now continues his love of boxing competing for the army and always finding time when on leave to enjoy training alongside the rest of Team Attleborough. Jack is proud to state, Attleborough boxing club was instrumental in helping him achieve his dream.