West Kingsdown Boxing Club was recently founded by Head Coach, Mickey Bowden, a successful former amateur and professional boxer. The sport has long been his passion and as a qualified England Boxing coach, first aider and long-time volunteer, he has awaited the opportunity to ‘give something back’ to the sport and local community by opening a club for the benefit of West Kingsdown. This is his vision and his passion.
The club aims to encourage people of all ages, gender and ethnic backgrounds to join the club by offering boxing classes for all abilities. There will be weekly non-contact boxing classes for men, women and younger children (aged 5 to 9). In addition to these three classes, the amateur boxing club will run three evenings a week for 10 year olds and up.
The club will provide a place for people to go to keep fit, learn a new skill and with the possibility of competing. The club will contribute to the overall well being of residents by promoting a healthy and positive lifestyle. It is proven that boxing clubs offer a positive diversion from crime and antisocial behaviour, and promote discipline and respect. It is the clubs hope that a boxing programme running from the village hall will encourage individuals to join the club, stay active, and otherwise engage with a worthwhile activity and build respect for the community.
West Kingsdown Boxing club 07984 186220 / 07939 302044.