Community Projects At HSG
We do not believe that our premium gym should be restricted to the affluent city centre professional.
We offer a diverse range of community projects that open our gym up to all.
Our affiliated boxing club has developed outstanding boxers from the surrounding inner-city areas.
This team is run by a volunteer coaching team (five of them work as coaches at Henrietta Street Gym). Our boxers compete on club shows, national championships and tournaments (both domestically and internationally).
Our success was crowned last year with our first national elite champion. Delicious Orie in less than 4 years boxing is the national super-heavyweight champion and is now team GB representative. In a relatively short career, he has won multiple gold medals and national championships at development level before becoming the national elite champion.
Jewellery Quarter Amateur Boxing Club trains on a Monday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm and Friday 7pm.
Potential new applicants are invited to train on Friday nights ONLY. The one-off trial session fee is £5 and from here the coaching team can discuss your best route to progress. Aspiring competitive boxers only, no fitness boxers – we have an abundant gym timetable for fitness boxers
Our JQ Community Schools Boxing Project provides a welcome focus for pupils at city centre schools.
Because of the lack of funds available for such projects, we fund our own projects with the support of local businesses/ sponsors. This free after school’s club uses boxing as a catalyst for community integration and social change. We offer the project to children from as young as year 8 (12 years old) but typically focus on years 10 & 11 (14-16 years old).
Our bona-fide coaches from the gym will volunteer or coach on this project. All students are welcomed into our community, given direction and put through a rigorous training regime. They learn about what they are capable of and that discipline and dedication are required for them to achieve.
All students who complete the course are then credited with a Sports Leaders Award and those that wish to continue their pugilistic journey are sponsored to join our successful Jewellery Quarter Amateur Boxing Club.
Big thanks to Patrick O’Donnell form Barnesmore Construction for funding the project.
Henrietta Street Gym is the home of the BoxEd Diploma in Sports Excellence for the Midlands.
University College Birmingham’s BoxED course is run in partnership with England Boxing and is open to talented, young sportsmen and sportswomen capable of representing Team GB at the highest levels of Olympic competition.
BoxED’s goal is to identify, nurture and train talented young men and women.
his course is open to 16-18 year olds who would like to combine vocational study with the tuition and training required to reach the top of the sport.
We have a current programme of 40 boxers who use the gym under the supervision of a boxing coach. It is a pleasure to have them homed in our outstanding facilities. Last year Paige Goodyear.