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Our next live home show is at Spiceball Saturday 25th November

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Save the date people! Our next live home show is at Spiceball Saturday 25th November.

Fighters from around the country will be announced shortly. VIP tables available for front row seats!

Doors opem at 6.45pm. Boxing starts 7.30pm prompt.

Tickets in advance £10 / £5 OAP’s and under 18’s

Tickets on door £12 / £6 OAP’s and under 18’s (cash only)

Call 07809 410 692 or visit the gym during gym sessions.

We look forward to seeing you there and experiencing another great boxing evening with us 🙂

Frank Bruno visit

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Frank Bruno MBE dropped into to say hi at the boxing club recently, he stayed and watched for about an hour chatting with parents, boxers and coaches, there’s no mistaking his deep voice and laugh! He said he was impressed with the club and enjoyed his visit. Lovely bloke & a great inspiration to our boxers. Thanks Frank 🙂

Frank Bruno visit

Live Boxing

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Banbury Boxing Club presents an evening of top class amateur boxing featuring many of the clubs talented young boxers. Up to 16 bouts – junior and senior! A great night out to be enjoyed by all the family with all proceeds going back to Banbury Boxing Club which is a volunteer-led community sports club.

Banbury Boxing Live Event Fri 28th April
Proudly sponsored by John Nicholls Building and Plumbing Merchants

Doors open at 6.45pm on Friday April 28th with bar food and refreshments available.

Tickets and tables available in advance.
Advanced Ticket prices £10 adults / £5 unders 18’s
Ticket prices on the door £12 adults / £6 under 18’s (cash only)

 

Live boxing event on Dec 3rd

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Don’t miss our next live boxing event on Dec 3rd at Spiceball featuring talented young boxers from Banbury Boxing Club.

  • Up to 16 Junior and Senior featuring local boxing talent from flyweight to super heavy!
  • Boxing starts at 7.30pm. Doors open to the public at 6.45pm.
  • 6 VIP Tables of 8-10 people £200 per table with waitress service – contact Banbury Boxing Club
  • Boxing & Sporting memorabilia auction during the interval interval
  • Bar food and refreshments available
  • Family friendly event
  • Admission: Pay on the door – Under 16s £6, Over 16 £12.

 

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National Championship Awards

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Banbury Boxing club are celebrating their most successful season in the National Championships winning a gold and a silver in the finals.

National Champion Magda Olsztynska Magdalena Olsztynska had to dig deep in an epic battle with Kaira Mole, from Leam Lane ABC in Gateshead, in their 60kg final.  Both women came out strong and confident delivering ranges of long and short range punches, Mole might have edged the first round, but it was clear that this bout would be memorable.  In the second, Olsztynska started to settle into her boxing, slipping nicely to make Mole miss and picking her off at range.  A series of clean head shots knocked Mole back along the ropes and forced her to cover up in the corner.  As she turned out of the corner, Olsztynska caught her with a right cross that rocked her head back and forced a standing eight count from the referee and clearly taking the round.  Both boxers were slowing going into the third round, the powerful encounter was taking its toll and Mole knew she had to battle back from the previous round’s standing count.  It was a monumental effort from them both but they battled to the final bell and at the final bell, sank to the canvas in a hug together exhausted.  Olsztynska took the gold and the title by unanimous decision.  Both boxers said it was the hardest opponent and bout that either had faced.

 

National Champion Magda Olsztynska

 

Silver medalist Niall Ledbury and head coach Ben Malcher
Banbury’s 75kg junior Naill Ledbury took silver after another fiercely fought and very tight bout with Tom Heally from Macclesfield Boys Boxing Club.  Ledbury started out the brighter using neat footwork through the first round to let him score clean shots against the awkward, tall southpaw.  Heally had started slowly but warmed into the bout, making the second round a hard one to judge with not many clean exchanges but Heally looking the flashier as he proved more evasive and difficult to hit than he had been in the first.  This continued into the final round making it frustrating for Ledbury to try and force Heally to trade.  Overall a tight one to call, reflected in the split decision in favour of Heally.

 

Silver medalist Niall Ledbury

Quarter finals of the England Boxing Development National Championship

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BREAKING NEWS!! DONT MISS – NEXT SUNDAY 16 OCT AT SPICEBALL 1.00PM –

Banbury will be hosting the Quarter finals of the England Boxing Development National Championship – The Home Counties Champions (us) Verses the London and Eastern Counties Champions.

On the bill will be 3 of our very own Banbury Boxing Club boxers Seniors Junaid Iqba and Magda Olystnska and Junior Middleweight Niall Ledbury! Admission: Pay on the door £6 under 16s and OAPs and £12 for Over 16s.

 

Cut-price classes for Banbury boxers

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Young people in the Banbury area can now try out the sport of boxing for next to nothing.

Banbury Boxing Club working in partnership with Cherwell District Council, are offering youth classes for just £1.  The scheme has been made possible due to funding from Sport England’s Sportivate programme, a national initiative which funds local authorities to increase sporting opportunities for young people.

Councillor George Reynolds, Cherwell’s deputy leader, said: “Boxing is not just about learning to land blows. It teaches respect, agility and self-control.”  He added: “Thanks to Sportivate’s backing we have teamed up with Banbury Boxing Club to offer cut-price classes. By lowering the barrier to entry we can give those who have never boxed before, or would like to return to the sport, their opportunity to throw their hat in the ring.”

Giving young people the opportunity

Boxing coach Ben Malcher said: “As a coach I hear it all the time; ‘I wish I had started boxing when I was younger!’. Sportivate will give young people the opportunity to enter the sport at an age that will maximise their chance of success.”

Boxing Club For All Levels

“We simply encourage people to come down and see for yourself, join in and take advantage of this offer.  We all know the hardest thing to do is walk through the door of a new club.  The volunteer Coaches at Banbury Boxing Club are making the time to run extra classes for the sportive programme and without them this would not be possible.”

The classes are open to youngsters of any ability and will provide a full-body workout focussing on circuit based activities and pad work to hone the boxing skills.

There is also a female only class Tuesday’s between 6.30 and 7.30pm for 10 to 15-year-olds and from 7.30-9pm for 16 to 25-year-olds.

Boxing coach Ben Malcher and Georgia Parkhurst

Mixed sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 6.30-7.30pm for 10 to fifteen-year-olds and from 7.30-9pm for 16 to 25-year-olds.  Session prices session are £1 for ages 10-15 and £1.50 for ages 16-25.  Attendees will also be offered a free year of membership, normally worth £20.

For more information about Banbury Boxing Club and the Sportivate programme call 07809 410692 or visit http://banburyboxingclub.co.uk.

Read more: http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/community/community-news/banbury-boxing-club-to-offer-discounted-class-rates-and-membership-1-7442993#ixzz4EgSvpEMG