Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club
Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club was set up in 2008 by three firefighters who wanted to give local kids something to do that’d keep them off the streets and on the right track in life.
The space, a disused fire station, was donated by the Fire Service and big names like Ricky Hatton and Rio Ferdinand came along to the opening.
At first just a few kids attended the boxing classes but that soon changed. It’s now a very busy boxing club – there’s about 30 kids training when we visit. The adult session later that night will probably attract about 50 people.
The club’s boxing skills training is focused on youngsters and carded boxers, while its Monday, Wednesday and Friday Adult sessions are more about building fitness and having a chance to unwind. Kids pay £1 a session, adults £3.
Young people can start boxing at Moss Side Fire Station from the age of ten. The club’s main goal is to build their confidence and raise aspirations but with respected coaches like founder Nigel Travis at the helm, it’s also a brilliant place to learn the craft. Middleweight Conner Tudsbury learned to box here. He’s now training with Team GB.
If you or your child wants to attend one of the sessions, just turn up, there’s no need to book. All the class times are on the Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club website.