Date published: 08/11/2012
Thursday 8 November 2012 saw the opening of a brand new boxing and fitness facility at St Pancras Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) part funded by Mayor of London: Facility Fund.
The previous facilities at St Pancras Boxing Club consisted of a dilapidated single storey building with limited changing facilities.
The new three storey building consists of a new Boxing Club Gym, male and female changing rooms, boxing club foyer, wheel chair accessible WC and a gymnasium area with two full size boxing rings.
The grant has also provided internal fittings and new equipment for the gym facility. This includes accessible dual gender changing and toilet facilities with lockers. The new equipment will comprise various punch bags, head guards, gloves, running machine, step machines, bike and weights.
St Pancras ABC is a well managed and successful boxing club that not only runs regular boxing classes and activity but play an active role in helping to develop partnerships with the local authority, schools sports partnerships and the national governing body for the sport of Amateur Boxing, the ABAE.
The aim of the project is to achieve the following:
- To increase participation in sport through the use of boxing, especially amongst young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- To offer competitive opportunities for aspiring boxers
- To use boxing as a tool to engage with young people and increase their confidence, discipline and physical activity levels