Situated in The Aberfeldy Village, Tower Hamlets E14, Aberfeldy Boxing Club opened its doors to the public in July 2020.
Run by Kirk Whitelock an avid boxing fan, level 1 boxing coach and Aberfeldy Village resident, the Aberfeldy Boxing Club was opened to respond to the needs of his community.
"We opened the club with the intention of saving lives, getting kids out of knife crime, getting kids out of gangs" Kirk Whitelock
At present Aberfeldy Boxing Club is open 6 days per week from 9am to 9pm and run by volunteers. We desperately need to raise funds for the following:
- Staff costs - to cover 7 different training sessions aimed at all ages
- Level 1 Boxing Coach training for all staff members = £140 per person
- 12 Kids boxing gloves = £15.99 a pair
- 20 Adult boxing gloves = £30.99 a pair
- 30 Boxing Pads = £39.99 a pair
- 12 kids Head Guard/Shields = £26.99 each
- 15 Adult Head Guard/Shields = £26.99 each
- 50 Hand Straps = £2.50 each
- 25 Mouth Guards = £11.99 each
- 30 Aberfeldy Branded kits for our young members
Due to Covid-19 it is essential that all of our members have their own equipment.
Tower Hamlets are the 6th highest in London for knife crime.
Obesity in Tower Hamlets is the sixth highest in the country. With Tower Hamlets having the 5th highest proportion of obese 10 to 11 year olds in London and nearly 20.8% of children aged 4 to 5 year-olds suffering from obesity.
Childhood obesity is associated with a wide range of health problems in both child & adulthood. Poor diet & low levels of physical activity increase the risk of other health issues.
Discipline and respect learnt through boxing has proven to have a positive future impacts
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of Aberfeldy Boxing Club are to:
- Encourage community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of facilities for amateur boxing and boxing fitness training
- Provide a positive recreational activity for all ages
- Promoting the benefits of boxing as a lifestyle choice (Cardiovascular Health, Strong Bones & Joints, Bigger Muscles and More Tone, Improving Your Coordination, Weight Control, Improved Confidence, Better Core Stability, Better Endurance, Self-Defense and Relieving Stress).
- To act as a resource for young people particularly but not exclusively those who are at risk of becoming involved in gang culture and violent crime by providing advice, education, mentoring and assistance and organising programmes of boxing as a means of encouraging discipline to advance in life and help young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to grow into society as independent mature and responsible adults.
Please help us get to our target of £10,000 it will help Aberfeldy Boxing Club provide much needed boxing and fitness sessions for our community.
STOP THE STABBING, START THE JABBING