England Boxing celebrates rise in participation rate

March 26, 2018 | by Gemma Field

The number of people participating in Boxing has significantly risen in the last year after the hard work undertaken by England Boxing’s registered clubs according to Sport England’s Active Lives Survey.

England Boxing has over 800 clubs registered in England and the work they have done within communities has led to more people training than the same time last year.

In November 2015 – 2016 there were 672,100 people training in boxing (Including boxing fitness classes) this has now risen to 740,500 people.

A huge rise of almost 70,000 people is down to the accessibility of the England Boxing registered clubs.

England Boxing CEO Gethin Jenkins said: “We’re really pleased to see the evidence of an increased number of people attending boxing clubs or classes each month. Boxing is a fantastic sport that offers so much to not only those who want to compete but also to get fit and get involved across all communities.

“We know that much of this rise is down to all the hard work being done within clubs up and down the country day in, day out and we want to take this opportunity to thank every club, coach, volunteer and official for all the effort they have put into go achieving this success.”