England Boxing is the national governing body (NGB) for amateur boxing. It is responsible for the governance, development and administration of boxing in clubs and competition. It also represents England as a member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the European Boxing Council (EUBC).
As a national governing body, England Boxing is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing throughout England. It is a non-profit organisation and is thus overseen by a board of directors.
England Boxing represents more than 19000 members across over 900 affiliated clubs, and is committed to maximising the potential of the sport through the legacy of a successful London 2012 Olympic Games.
The organisation focuses on amateur boxing in its entirety through servicing the network of affiliated clubs nationally, providing a platform and framework for competition, pathway for talent identification onto elite programmes, and increasing participation of the sport through formal and informal programmes.
Olympic-style boxing emerged as a sport towards the end of the 1800’s. Bouts are shorter in duration than professional boxing bouts. The duration of rounds can differ between 3 x 1, 3 x 1.5 , 3 x 2, 3 x 3 and 4 x 2 minutes dependant on age and experience of boxers.
Unlike in professional boxing, Olympic-style boxing is about technique, speed and skill rather than power. Depending on their age and classification, some boxers wear head guards and gloves and a point is scored when the knuckle part of the glove connects with the opponent’s target area.
England Boxing’s strategy centre’s around supporting our grassroots boxing clubs to increase participation and retention of the sport.
There are also emerging products and programmes deriving from the NGB to engage various markets with the sport.
BOX is England Boxing’s new recognised boxing fitness workout.
BOX Instructors are qualified to deliver fun fitness sessions incorporating Olympic-style boxing techniques.
To find out more please follow this link to the website: www.abae.co.uk/aba/index.cfm/box/
The Mobile Boxing Arena is ideal for community events, festivals, and as a tool for community outreach and engaging hard-to-reach groups.
There are around 15 boxing clubs located across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. These boxing clubs are run by a network of committed, dedicated and hugely passionate volunteers.
The club volunteers operate in roles such as coaches, officials, secretaries, treasurers to administration and front of house support.
Our network of volunteers are imperative to the organisation and are the heart of the sport creating a platform for young people to participate and excel within the sport of boxing.
The boxing clubs deliver a variety of sessions such as beginners sessions, non – contact sessions, women’s only sessions, circuit training, strength/conditioning, contact/sparring sessions, technical sessions and many more.
All of our affiliated boxing clubs adopt the NGB’s health and safety policies to create a safe and welcoming environment. All affiliated boxing clubs can offer their participants both male and female a pathway into our championships, and local club competitions.