#KOCOVID19 – England Boxing Clubs need YOUR support

May 11, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


England Boxing-affiliated clubs are today appealing for YOUR support to #KOCOVID19 and keep clubs running after the Coronavirus shutdown comes to an end.

The scenario

Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service to their respective communities have been forced to close their doors until further notice, putting a tremendous financial strain on a number of them.

That puts at risk the fantastic community work they do on a daily basis, teaching thousands of people, often in England’s most disadvantaged areas, to box.

A host of clubs also take on additional vitally important projects concerning mental health, Parkinson’s, knife and gang crime, holiday hunger, inclusion, extremism and education, to name just a few.

It’s why clubs are now appealing to the public – family, friends, members of the local community and local businesses – to give as much as they can, with no amount too small, and all greatly appreciated.

So if you know a boxer who has been putting in the hard yards, a coach who volunteers his time to keep youngsters off the streets or a club that is making a real difference in the area it serves, please donate as generously as you can.

Examples of why clubs need you support

  1. North Star ABC (Tyne, Tees and Wear)
  2. Sporting Ring ABC (Southern Counties)
  3. The Fox ABC (North West)
  4. Rosehill ABC (London)
  5. The Lion Gym (Yorkshire)
  6. Biddulph Boxing Club (West Midlands)
  7. Whitley ABC (Home Counties)
  8. Scunthorpe ABC (East Midlands)
  9. Wimborne ABC (Western Counties).
  10. Barum Boxing Club (Western Counties).

How to donate

To make your pledge, simply:

  • Find your nearest supporting club from the list below (Clubs Accepting donations) and click on the link to their fundraising page.
  • Donate your amount online. Thank you so much – your support is greatly appreciated.

More than 80 clubs have so far joined in with the campaign – from Paignton Boxing Club in the South West to Benwall Victoria ABC in the North East.

Clubs accepting donations

The following clubs have set up fundraising pages which we’d love for you to support.

Clubs are listed in their respective regions by alphabetical order and then individually in alphabetical order.

Eastern Counties

Attleborough Boxing Club

Aylsham Boxing Club

Colchester ABC

Harlow ABC

Lowestoft ABC

New Saints Boxing Club

Norwich Lads ABC

Rayne Boxing

East Midlands

A-Rock Boxing Academy

Burton Park ABC

Crowle Boxing Club

Derby City Academy CIC

Empire Boxing Club

Epic Golden Gloves

Fight Ministry Boxing Academy

Fox Boxing Academy

Huthwaite ABC

Nottingham School of Boxing

Phoenix ABC

Pinxton ABC

Quarry Lane Boxing Club

Rainworth and Blidworth Boxing Club

Rushden and Higham Community Boxing

Scunthorpe Boxing Club

Worksop Xbox

Home Counties

Banbury Boxing Club

Bulmershe ABC

Hoddesdon Academy

In Your Corner Boxing Club

Pinewood Starr ABC

Stevenage ABC

Whitley ABC

Wokingham and Emmbrook Boxing Club


All Stars ABC

Dagenham Boxing Club

East London Boxing Academy

Fight Knights

Islington Boxing Club

London Community Boxing


Purley ABC

Rathbone ABC

Rosehill ABC

St Peter’s ABC

Stallard’s ABC

Swale Gloves

Merseyside and Cheshire

Title Shot ABC

North Mersey ABC

Walton ABC


Anderson ABC

Biddulph Boxing Club

Birmingham City ABC

Cleary’s Boxing Gym

Coventry University Boxing Club

Darlaston Boxing Gym

Fitzpatrick’s Leamington

Hall Green Boxing Club

Jewellery Quarter

Keatesy’s Boxing Academy

Leominster Police Boxing Club

Mikey’s Boxing Gym

Nechells Green Amateur Boxing Club

O’Dells Community Pride ABC

Queensberry Police ABC

Rectory ABC

RG Boxing

Royal Leamington Spa Boxing Club

South Wye Police Boxing Academy

Stoke Staffs ABC

Stratford Upon Avon Boxing Academy

Tamworth Boxing Club

Telford ABC

Wellington Boxing Academy

North West

Blackburn Cobras ABC

Carlisle Villa ABC


Furness Catholic ABC

Larches and Savick ABC

Ribble Valley ABC

Underdog ABC

Wigton Community ABC

Southern Counties

Ashford and District ABC

Aylesham ABC

Bar Boxing Club

Bognor Regis ABC

Boxing Stables ABC

City Boxing ABC

Eastbourne Boxing Club

Fishergate ABC

Gosport Boxing Club

Hillcrest Newhaven ABC

Hornets Boxing Club

Horsham ABC

Infinity Boxing Academy

Jack Bishop Boxing Academy

Kent Gloves ABC

Maidstone ABC

Minster Golden Gloves Boxing Academy

Moulescoomb ABC

Rumbles Boxing Academy

Sandwich ABC

Sporting Ring ABC

St Gerard’s ABC

St Mary’s ABC

Strood ABC

Team Wiseman Boxing Academy

Tenterden ABC

West Kingsdown ABC

Tyne, Tees and Wear and North

Aycliffe ABC

Benwell Victoria ABC

Houghton Boxing Club

Kenton ABC

North Star Community Boxing Club

Seconds Out Boxing Academy

Washington Boxing Club

Western Counties

Barum Boxing Club

Blake ABC

Blue Flames ABC

Chard, Illminster and District ABC

Christchurch ABC

Paignton Boxing Club

Phoenix Boxing Academy

Swindon RWB Allstars ABC

Torbay Boxing Club

Trowbridge ABC

Wimborne Boxing Club

Yeovil ABC


Bridlington Boxing Club

Carlton Boxing Academy

Freedom Boxing (Leeds) ABC

Gladiators Boxing Academy

Henry’s Gym

Laisterdyke Boxing Club

Lights Out Boxing Academy

Lion Gym

Rourkey’s Gym

St Paul’s Boxing Academy

Townend Boxing Academy

Wath-upon-Dearne ABC

Witter’s Boxing Club

Workout Boxing Academy

Show your support for the campaign

We’d love to read your backing for the campaign online. Post your message via @englandboxingofficial (Instagram), @EnglandBoxing (Facebook) and @England_Boxing (Twitter) and use the hashtag #KOCOVID19 to show support for your local clubs.

How do I get my club involved if I haven’t already?

  • If you still haven’t registered as a club and want to join in, f you are an affiliated and active club with England Boxing, simply go to justgiving.com and create a club donation page. You can use the social media post template and campaign poster attached, or create your own if you prefer.
  • Send your club’s fundraising page link to England Boxing using the subject heading ‘#KOCOVID19’ and we’ll add it to this list of clubs.

Other resources for clubs

Click here to download the full campaign guidance document.

Click here to download a template letter and social media posts to send out.

Click here to download campaign poster.

Click here to download the campaign logo.

What to do if you need further support

 If you need help setting up a Just Giving or fundraising page for your club, or with promoting it throughout the campaign, just contact your regional Club Support Officer, whose details will be on the link here