The Sands End Boxing Club was established in June 2010 by Richard Powers and Mark Trower from the Sands End Safer Neighbourhood Police team. The Club began as a small school based project in Hurlingham and Chelsea secondary School. Sessions are centred on physical fitness, nutrition, light pad work exercises, respect, and discipline the club also covers aspects of the junior citizenship programme.
The Sands End Police Community Boxing Club is FREE to all young people between the ages 9 to 18 years. Young people receive coaching ranging from non-contact to club and competitive boxing giving them a channel to focus energies and enhance their personal and social development. The project also supports the training and development of the boxing coaches and volunteers.
The club has quickly became very popular and has since gained affiliation to the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) Since then, the club has grown from strength to strength and is very proud of all these achievements and the club's success to date. The club is recently in the process of the ABAE Clubmark accreditation.
Boxing in Schools
The Sands End Police Boxing Club have been actively working in schools in the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough for 1 years, with successful programmes in schools including Hurlingham and Chelsea secondary School, Phoenix High School, and Henry Compton Secondary School. Where the children and schools are benefitting greatly from the courses provided. This year the Sands End Police Community Boxing club has gained the prestigious ABAE School Project of the year award 2011 in its first year in operating within schools.
Skills and values taught to pupils at our classes include:
- Junior Citizenship Programme
- Healthly lifestyle and dietary education
It has been an amazing first year here at the Sands End Boxing club. We won a national award for the best School Project in the country and have competed in a number of competitions as we make a name for ourselves around the boxing circuit. I have been coaching for 50 years now and still enjoy myself having trained the likes of Lenny Daws. It is in my blood and I cannot get enough of it. I believe that you have to be trained by the best if you want to succeed in this game.
The Sands End Amateur Boxing club is an excellent concept by getting young people of the streets and into a positive activity. We welcome anybody to come down and have a go. If you do not want to spar you can still do some boxing based fitness that will do you the world of good.
George Burton Head Coach