Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club

Boxers in the ring
Boxers in the ring

Story: Brent Moya, Photos: Seraphin Nyirenda

The local community can grab a taste of ring side action with the opening of Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club.

The club, which is run by Phil Wood, was opened on September 11th last year and has sparked widespread interest.

“We’ve had men and women from as young as 4 to 55 years old from all nationalities, everyone is welcome. People are here because they want to be so it’s a very friendly atmosphere where you will make new friends.”

Since opening, the club has been contacted by schools on behalf of bullied students wishing to get involved. They have also received a grant from Awards for All which enables them to build a shower block and purchase training equipment.

The club managed to put a show on during March which saw 6 out of their 7 boxers triumph and Phil sees this as a sign of things to come. “This is important for the community as it gives people a pastime, especially youngsters who can be easily mislead.”

Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club
Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club

Paul Smith works alongside Phil as a coach and volunteers several times a week despite his long working hours. “I’ve cut my hours down in order to help out. I’ll be coming in on Sundays to start a women’s class soon as well,” said Paul.

John Wood, 16 is also very enthusiastic about the project “Everyone here is new and is learning a great sport that teaches mental strength and discipline. I’ve been doing this ten years and I’m happy to pass on my experience to others.”

In response to demand the club is starting women only sessions Sunday 10.30am -12pm, Wednesday 7-8.30pm.

Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club

40 Earsham Street, Sheffield, S4 7LS

  • All Coaches Fully Qualified and Police checked

  • Private Sessions by Appointment

  • Schools & Groups Welcome


Opening times

Monday – Friday: 3pm – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 12 Noon

Contact Phil Wood for more details:

  • Gym: (0114) 279 9052

  • Mobile: 07946 250 587

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