Near-century of boxing clubs to benefit from free kit for participants
November 19, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
England Boxing is pleased to confirm that 96 boxing clubs have been selected to receive a kit bundle thanks to a partnership with Kit Us Out.
In total, more than 200 applications were received following an expression of interest process, with each one individually assessed, taking into consideration a number of factors to ensure the kit was sent to those in the greatest need.
“We are pleased to be able to provide a charitable donation of kit to our clubs and members who really need it,” said Charlie Ford, England Boxing’s Head of Boxing Development.
“In many cases, the participants and families that will benefit from the initiative live in some of the most deprived areas of the country and cannot afford to purchase sports kit.
“Kit should never be a barrier to participating in sport but sadly it is. The partnership with Kit Us Out will provide a positive, significant and lasting impact to thousands of people within Boxing”.
Clubs that were unsuccessful on this occasion have been placed on a reserve list and it is hoped that support can be given to them in future phases of the partnership.
Clubs successful in applying
Sunderland East End,Bar Boxing, Castleford Boxing Academy, Bodyshot Redditch, Queensberry Police, Sporting Chance, Corby Olympic, Wilby Carr, Imps Boxing Centre, Golden Ring, Riddings, Marden, North Star, Bridport, Gloucester City, Legacy, East Middlesbrough, Transforming Lives Group, Studio Boxing, Team Shoe-Box, Rathbone, Wildcard, Hawley, In Your Corner, Carlisle Villa, Seaham, East Durham, Empire Boxing and Fitness, Goole, Shiremoor, Leigh Park, Dagenham (Police & Community), Westree, Bilton Hall, Bodmin, Oliver’s, Queensway, Saltash, Prospects, Wakefield Trinity, Exhall, O’Dells Community Pride, The Factory, Market Drayton, Blackburn Cobras, Seconds Out, Priory Park, Walsall Wood, Ward Degnan’s, Redcar, Eastbourne, Eastburn, Strood, North Mersey, South Wye Police, Northampton, Rumbles, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Ribble Valley Lions, Barking, Mackenzie’s Boxing Academy, Shorts, Chalvedon, Truro, Hereford, Whitby, Bright Star, Holland Shore, Hoddesdon, Currock House, Stevenage, Hard Knocks, Oxford, East London Boxing Academy, Saif’s Boxing and Fitness, Acocks Green, Epic Golden Gloves, Willenhall Town, Barnsley Star, Wath Upon Dearne, Sheffield City, Seacroft Select, Southcoast ABC, Majestic Boxing Academy, Wolverines, Second City, Peterborough Police, Bell Green, Houghton, Gosport, Newquay, Bury, Lionheart, Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, Aylesham.