Tell us a little bit about yourself and the club.
“I’ve been personally involved in the club for the last three years, and this year I am the Chairman. It’s a good club — we don’t get many people down, but the people who do come down work really hard. They are really committed to it as well, so it creates a good atmosphere because everyone wants to try hard and be involved. We train on Wednesdays from five to six, and we are currently trying to get another training session sorted as well. We don’t have match days on a Wednesday like other clubs, so we are trying to keep up the contact with people. I box outside of university too, training three or four times a week.”
Boxing is obviously great for fitness, but what else can it help with?
“It’s famously known that boxing is the hardest training you can do — physically you have to be perfect. It’s good for discipline too as it’s very psychological, and it’s great for self-confidence. It’s also good for controlling anger too, so managing your emotions in a controlled way. I’d say to anyone if you want to come down just give it a try.”
What do you get up to outside of training?
“We work with South Cheshire Boxing, and they put on boxing shows. There’s one in Nantwich in October, so we’ll be get tickets for that and go watch boxing events and things like that. If we get enough of us, we can start more socials and increase that side of the club as well.”
What would you say to anyone who wants to get involved in boxing?
“I know it’s hard but come and give it a go. The majority of people that come always like it — they always get into it so give it a chance and see what happens. If you do come down, I’ve got quite a lot of experience coaching and volunteering at other clubs as well, so I try my best and I'll try to get the best out of everyone. If someone hasn’t committed to it before, I’ll make it my personal job to bring them out of their shell and make them work hard towards getting involved in the club.”