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England Boxing

Contact Name
ABAE head office
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0114 223 5654

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Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

BOX Instructor (England Boxing)

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 (10:00 - 17:00)

What is Boxing?

Boxing is fast, technical and requires very high levels of fitness. Scoring is based around technique with bouts decided by judges and the result is based on the number of punches that land in a 'target area'.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABAE) is the sport's national governing body. It also represents England as a member of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the European Boxing Council (EUBC).

As a national governing body, the ABAE is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of amateur boxing throughout England. ABAE is a non-profit organisation and is thus overseen by a board of directors and a boxing council, who are responsible for all Rules and Regulations for the sport in England.


  • Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
  • High Intensity Exercise, great for cardiovascular fitness


A good pair of beginnner's boxing gloves can be yours for around £20; you'll also need hand wraps (£5) to go underneath. If you get on to head sparring you'll need a head guard (£30) and a gumshield (£5). You can spar in your trainers to begin with but if you want the proper boxing boots you'll have to fork out around £30.

Club costs vary greatly.


The best way to start boxing is to find a beginners session at a local club.


All you need to get started is some gloves and a punchbag/padded glove


  • Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, beating Chinese great Ren Cancan in the flyweight final in London 2012.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.


  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Harborough District Council
    Sport England
    Melton Borough Council
  • Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
    County Sport Network


  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Rutland County Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • County Sport Network