Stonebridge Boxing Club (SBC) was founded and registered as a charity in 2010 by residents and was initially located in the once notorious Stonebridge Estate in North West London, Borough of Brent. We have been and are key to the determent of crime and engage children, young people and adults affected by or involved with the criminal justice system. Some of the coaches are ex boxers, or have coached some famous boxers and the personal trainers have a tonne of experience.
SBC provides Boxing Training classes for the whole community; Children's classes for those aged 4 - 11 and 12 - 16, young people attend the Amateur Boxing classes which train them up to compete with other clubs, Boxing fitness sessions for all ages. These are mixed sessions for male and females and a women's only session on Thursday. We are open 7 days a week, for 364 days of the year - closed on Christmas day. We provide fitness, discipline, recovery, a safe and friendly place, mentoring on certain projects as we partner with the right people. The club has produced a string of professional boxers, with Mikael Lawal being our first one.
Picture: Mikael Lawal at his recent bout with some of the club's young members.
Our Members, Our Community, YOU!
We have people from all races attend our club; Black, Asian, Eastern European and other ethnic minorities – reflecting the make up of Brent. Families, those with disabilities or health issues, ages from 4 - 75, young people trying to lead a positive life, those affected by the criminal justice system and professionals all use the club as an escape from the challenges of life, as a safe place to get fit, socialise and feel good about themselves.
Picture: coach Kreshnik with the kids at our Christmas and end of year celebrations.
Our Vision - Your Future
For over 2 years we have been looking for a permanent location. Based on Wembley High road since 2017, we have to move again due to the new development taking place. Our members and ourselves will be homeless end of December 2021.
Where will we go? What and who will be able to deliver a community project that has run for 11 years – never failing to serve the Brent residents?
No matter the difficulties we faced (and trust us, we have faced a lot!), we have been here - faced closure on numerous occasions.
We NOW have a chance to make use of this old, rundown pavilion which has been closed for many years. It's an eyesore in the park with illegal activities like drug dealing and other anti social behavior taking place.
We are supported by Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust who will be making a contribution towards the new building costs.
Hopefully, Brent Council will contribute some Neighborhood Infrastructure Levy funds towards the building works, as well as other funders. In total our new community club will cost just over £1 million. We are ONLY asking for a fraction of this cost as we raise funds from elsewhere. Every pound counts!
The aftermath of Covid will mean our service is needed more than ever as you know. Helping with health, fitness, mental health, motivation and, just a place to be....
We will be extending our services to provide more, different activities such as Yoga,a cafe, creative projects such as music/ media and rooms for educational delivery.
Head Coach Toks Runs the London Marathon 2021
Our Head Coach TOKS ran the London Marathon on Sunday the 3rd of October to raise funds for our project! We will be supporting him, but need YOU to support him too. He trained and and ran in great timing of 5 hours 11 minutes. Incredible fir someone running for the first time!
We are so proud and grateful for having Toks do thus for us!
Get involved by supporting TOKS and the project, to give us a permanent home; for our members, our community and other supporters and so we can have a safe place to train from and for the community to make use of.
Please spread the word, or we will have nowhere to go.