If you are interested in joining the growing numbers of boys and girls training at Leigh Boxing & Fitness Gym and Team Leigh Boxing Academy @ Wigan Youth Zone (the largest Youth Sports Facility in Europe), simply come along to Leigh Boxing & Fitness Gym any Monday, Wednesday or Friday evening between 6pm-7.30pm.There is no joining fee and you just pay your subs (Only £2.50) each time you train. Alternatively Juniors and youths (9-19yrs /boys & girls) can come along to Team Leigh Boxing Academy @ Wigan Youth Zone any evening Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 6-7.30pm. There is an annual membership fee of JUST £5 and each session is only 50 PENCE !!. All equipment is provided at both facilities, bags, gloves, pads, skipping ropes, 3 x Boxing Rings, Fully equipped Fitness suite, Sports Hall, Outdoor pitches and Dance Studio alongside all the conditioning gear needed to maintain and improve fitness levels.
Anyone of any age, any ability or any fitness level can come along and join in the Junior, Youth or Senior Boxing Fitness Classes, or do their own thing. You don't have to box as there is non contact training, light contact training or if, in the view of the coaches, you progress far enough, you could join the successful Leigh Amateur Boxing Squad.
The club is affilliated to the Amateur Boxing Association of England and to the National Association of Clubs for Young People.
Leigh Boxing & Fitness Gym Head Coach and Team Leigh Boxing Academy @ Wigan Youth Zone Head of Boxing Adrian Fleming is an England Coach and has coached in both the Professional and Amateur ranks and was the North West Boxing Coach of the Year 2014, Wigan Borough Sports Coach of the Year 2014, Greater Manchester Sports Coach of the Year 2014 and Greater Manchester Be Inspired Award Winner 2014. Working alongside the best ever coaching team at the gym, including former Team Leigh boxers Pete Prescott, alongside former Team Leigh boxer and former professional boxer Phil Hervey, plus experienced Team Leigh boxers Rob Bordon and Ben Grimshaw, while Stephen Todd and Paul Crook are experienced fully qualified Amateur Boxing Association coaches and CRB checked.
Team Leigh Boxing has produced over 300 ABA Champions, England Internationals and professional boxers alongside many youngsters who have enjoyed the thrill of taking part in competitve ABA bouts. Team Leigh Boxing was named North West Boxing Club of the Year 2014, and nominated as Wigan Borough Sports Club of the Year 2014.
Leigh Boxing & Fitness Gym has also been regularly used in training cams by Professional boxers.
The club also offers private one to one, private small classes or personal pad sessions with a coach.
Come along to Leigh Boxing Strength Conditioning & Fitness Gym or Team Leigh Boxing Academy @ Wigan Youth Zone, improve your fitness, learn self defence and feel your self confidence rise !
Most people seem to think that the sport of amateur boxing is a very dangerous one. We disagree. What most people dont know is that there is more than enough evidence out there to disprove this myth. Here are some facts that we found that should help you defend our sport.
Doesnt boxing rank as the sport with the most injuries?
Consider the fact that, according to the National Safety Councils 1996 accident report, boxing ranked 23rd on its list of injury sports. Boxing has reported fewer accidents than soccer, wrestling, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, basketball and nearly every participatory sport that is being offered and endorsed in academic schools.
Isnt amateur boxing exactly the same as the pros?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! The entire philosophy between the two sports is different. Amateur boxing is a pure sport where the athletes compete for the thrill of athletic endeavor. Amateur boxing comes under the jurisdiction of one single national governing body (AIBA) whereas professional boxing doesnt have a unified body that it is governed by.
The main difference between amateur and professional boxing lies in the lengths that amateur boxing goes to protect its athletes. Amateur boxers are required to wear a mouthpiece at all times, force-absorbent headgear, and a shirt to absorb sweat and dirt. Amateur boxing gloves are designed to absorb, not transmit shock. Finally, amateur boxing referees exercise more control by using eight counts and evaluating the boxers conditions throughout the competitive bout. In addition to these things, both pre-and post-bout physicals are required of all amateur boxers.
Boxing is the number one sport when it comes to head injuries right?
According to the November 12, 1996 issue of The Charlotte Observer, reporter Liz Chandler states that the greatest risk of catastrophic head and neck injuries are in football, gymnastics, wrestling and ice hockey
The sport of amateur boxing ranks as the safest sport among contact sports like football and wrestling and among other events such as equestrian events and motorcycle racing.
The sport of Olympic-style boxing is not among the top ten sports with the most injuries.
According to the National Safety Councils 1996 accident report, boxing ranked 23 on its list of sports injuries.
Boxing ranks lower in its number of injuries when compared to hockey, soccer, gymnastics, and in-line skating.
Olympic-style boxing is one of the most highly regulated of all amateur athletics, requiring both pre-and post- physicals, mandatory headgear, and proactive officials who will not hesitate to stop the bout if one of the boxers is outclassed.
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