The London 2012 Games was a roaring success for British boxing. If you are keen to put on a pair of gloves and hop in the ring for some sparring then you are in luck, because Essex has many excellent boxing gyms. Can Essex win an Olympic Gold in 2016? Move over Anthony Joshua and Nicola Adams!
Braintree Boxing Club
Structured Training Sessions for members. Boxing for fitness and competitions catered for. Training on Tuesday and Thursday for adults and juniors. Squad training on Sundays.
John Ray Street, Recreation Ground, Braintree. Tel: 07949 072780. http://braintreeboxingclub.co.uk
Belhus Park Boxing Club
1st lesson is free. Training Mon and Thurs for juniors, Mon, Wed and Fri for seniors and Tues for women only.
Darenth Lane South Ockendon RM15. Tel: 01708 858994. Web: http://belhusparkboxingclub.co.uk/
Brentwood Youth Amateur Boxing Club
Train Mon-Thurs and Sunday mornings. Affiliated to the Amateur Boxing Association of England.
1, Fairfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4LR. Contact: Rebecca Davies 07784 484939
Beginners on Wednesday nights – for those wanting to fight. They also do fitness training without sparring.
Lake Meadows Park, Radford Way, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0AQ. Web: www.billericayabc.blogspot.co.uk/
Canvey Amateur Boxing Club
Training on Mon 7-9.30pm, Tue & Thu 7.30-9.30pm.
Unit 1a, Charfleets Industrial Estate, Runwood Road, Canvey, Essex SS8 0PL. Contact: Mr Terry Dainty 01268 759934.
Chelmsford Amateur Boxing Club
Training on Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.45pm. From 10 1/2 years and up.
Harway House, Rectory Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1RQ. Mr Ray Cooper on 01245 476151 for information.
Colchester Amateur Boxing Club
Formed in 1959, has produced some professional boxers. Tel. 07920 021806 for information.
Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, CO4, Essex. www.colchesterabc.co.uk
Dagenham Amateur Boxing Club
Training on 4 weekday evenings and Sunday mornings. Formed in 1951 and one of London’s leading clubs.
222, Heathway, Dagenham , Essex , RM10 8QS. Tel: 020 8592 0458. Web: http://dagenhamboxing.co.uk/#
“We DO NOT force any club member to box competitively“. Training on Mon, Wed, Thur and Fri nights. See web for details. Just turn up and introduce yourself.
Harlow Amateur Boxing Club, Momples Road, Lady Shot, Harlow, CM20 3EY. Web: www.harlowabc.co.uk
Hornchurch & Elm Park Amateur Boxing Amateur Boxing Club
“We are a friendly group of boxing enthusiasts that play at Hornchurch Amateur Boxing Club in Hornchurch.”
Hornchurch Amateur Boxing Club, Kilmartin Way Off Wood Lane, Hornchurch, ESSEX, RM12 5NB. Tel: 01708 551620.
Romford – Alma Amateur Boxing Club
Amateur Boxing Club in Harold Wood, Essex, affiliated to NE London Division of ABAE Ltd.
Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, Romford, Essex. Tel: 07802 664602. Web: www.warriorboxing.com