Cost of Living Crisis Fund: Witters Boxing Club Case Study
July 18, 2023 | by Chris Boyd
The England Boxing Cost of Living Crisis Fund – supported by Revolut, the UK’s fastest-growing fintech company – is supporting 28 clubs to the tune of £25,000. Witters Boxing Club are one of the clubs to have benefited.
Witter’s Boxing Club, based in Rotherham, Yorkshire, was founded five years ago by former World Champion boxer Junior Witter.
Junior represented England as an amateur, before going on to have a decorated professional career, winning major titles such as the WBC World, British, European & Commonwealth belts.
Following his retirement, and due to his success, Junior decided he wanted to give something back to the next generation of boxers and Witter’s Boxing Club was born.
The club has an array of sessions for both men and women and provides classes for all age groups, ranging from just five years old to open-age adult sessions.
Witter’s is open 5 days a week and Junior himself can be found offering extensive one-to-one classes with the more talented boxers at the club.
Junior also delivers fitness classes for those who attend for physical and mental health benefits.
The club applied for the England Boxing Cost of Living Crisis Fund, supported by Revolut, to help them with general bills and upkeep of the gym.
Witter’s were successful in receiving funding and the club say it has been extremely helpful.
“The cost of living grant awarded to us was a great help. We did some much-needed maintenance work around the gym and it has helped us to get on top of our rent.”