We are a female friendly club championing female boxing and provide opportunities both for our members and the general public to strive for parity in the sport. Our female project ‘Don’t Throw Away Your Shot’ encourages women and girls to seize the extra opportunities we offer to either give them a taste of what boxing has to offer or build on their skills and increase their knowledge around female specific issues in sport.
The project has seen us deliver free non-contact sessions for women and girls, host sparring days for female boxers registered with England Boxing and build workshops with inputs from a range of women on female boxing issues such as making weight, strength and conditioning and nerves.
We have had great media interest in our events and have been covered by local and national press including Sky Sports Boxing with one of our sparring sessions attended by Mikeala Mayer as part of her fight week media tour.
Our last event was a workshop at Bermondsey Boxing Club which comprised of seminars about Women focused weight management strategies and considerations for female athletes and the psychology of nerves and how boxers can use mental skills training to manage them, utilising strategies that are best suited to the individual. The session finished with an hour long Boxing Session covering the England Boxing 'Pillars of Boxing'.
We are planning another event in the new year, supported by Maverick Stars Trust.