Billericay and Wickford Boxing Club's Joe Giles was invited by England Boxing to train at the Team GB Gym in Sheffield today, alongside the very best in the country, to be assessed for a possible England place in the near future.
Joe was also a National Junior ABA Finalist last season.
This season, the club has also already had a further 2 boxers make it to a National Final.
Please note - After the 1st week of opening at the new gym, we have had a look at the training and due to the numbers coming through the door ( that will only increase ) we have changed some of the class times as follows for the Competition Training Boxers -
Kids Boxing Academy Age 5 -8 .. Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm Non/Semi contact fun boxing lessons
Kids Boxing Academy Age 9 - 14 .. Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm ( Competition training ) being taught boxing skills and tested in our Level 1 and level 2 classes
NOW ON MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ( not Tuesdays/Thursdays ). Once we have assessed and approved these kids to go into a competition class, they will be moved to the Development Squad back on a Tues/Thurs.
Kids Boxing Development Squad .. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 7.30pm For boxers that have completed the Academy Level 1 and Level 2 successfully, to train alongside the competition group
NOW 6pm - 7.30pm ( finishing off on a circuit with the Competition Squad ).
Competiton Training .. Tuesdays/Thursdays 6pm - 7.30pm and Sunday mornings 10.30am - 12noon For boxers between the age of 10 and 14 that are carded and compete in England boxing contests 6pm - 7.30pm - Sometimes, some of the older / heavier boxers can stay on to spar some of the Youths.
Competiton Training .. Tuesdays/Thursdays 7.30pm - 9pm and Sunday mornings 10.30am - 12noon for boxers between the age of 15 and 40 that are carded and compete in England boxing contests. We are concious that Seniors /Youths may struggle to get to the gym by 7pm, due to work commitments, so we are slightly more relaxed on Seniors arriving later as work comes first.
NEW START TIME - 7.30pm This group has been thinned out so the coachs will get more quality one-2-one time with the youths and seniors
Ladies Fitness Boxing Classes .. Monday and Wednesday 7pm - 8pm Trained by England Boxing Qualified Female Boxing Coach's. Come to a real Boxing Gym to be trained and pushed through some hard sessions, to help burn off plenty of calories whilst being taught self defence and getting fit.
Boxing Circuit and Fitness Classes .. Mondays and Wednesdays 8pm - 9pm Mixed Male and Female classes to get "boxing fit." A real hardcore session, burning off more calories in one of our sessions than any other boxercise style class elsewhere.
Veteran Technique Boxing Classes .. Wednesday nights 8pm - 9pm This class is designed for Veterans that would like to learn to box for fun and fitness alongside other people of a similar age.
A massisve thank you to everyone that has helped out at the new gym, so far. The gym is almost completely finished, we are up and running and ready to open from today.
We will plan a full open day in a few weeks, so we can officially thank all the contracters, helpers and volunteers publically, along with getting in a few local councillors and others that have worked for the Billericay and Wickford Amateur Boxing Club behind the scenes recently.
A quick shout for those that have been helping over the last 6 weeks...
Ryan Wood - Dave Swinburne - Geoff Martin-Smith - Noel JeanMarie - Sean Hasson - Gary Mcinerney - Rod Eaglesfield - Brad and Kev Cockett and team - Chris Cornwell - Corey Bohea - Richard Farrell and team - Richard Brickwood - James Hall-Galley and team - John Kelleher - Lee Gillam.
Fay Bohea, Terry and Hazel Beck and all the coaches. Thx Jodie and all the boxers that helped out.
If your name isn't here, let me know, it's been a long few weeks - Thx to everyone that has helped.
Coach Terry Beck, Up the new gym again this evening, getting it ready for the opening next week.
Terry is still in pain and can hardly walk after a recent injury and illness, yet Terry was up the new gym again this evening getting stuck in and helping with the workload.
Terry has been at the club for as long as many can remember, always there through wind and rain and giving up his valuable free time to help train the Boxers, passing on many years of wise words and experience.
Also, many thanks to Terry's wonderful wife Hazel, for spending a lot of time yesterday helping with the major tidy up.
2 Amateur Boxing Club people through and through..!
Richard Brickwood - Also a good taste in footie teams.
Richard visited our gym today to carry out a full fire risk assessment in his own free time. Richard was a former boxer at the Chelmsford Boxing Club and was also a coach with Billericay at the old Lake Meadows Gym some time ago.
When Richard heard we were moving premises, he very kindly offered his professional services to his old club.
Amateur Boxing people like Richard are few are far between - Thank you from everyone at the New Gym.
Richards business is a professional Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and you can contact him on - 07974 755606.