Established in 2005, Durham Community Boxing Club (DCBC) started in partnership with Durham University to create a 'Town and Gown' program in the community. This saw weekly boxing sessions for both university students and local young people with the aim to integrate into the community and remove stereotypes. This program saw great success and a strong relationship between the club and university still exists today.
Led by Paul Lysaght the club continued to grow and run additional sessions for all ages and abilities and have moved locations several times.
Currently we are based within the Go The Distance venue in Mandale Business Park. This has allowed us to create a purpose built boxing space with boxing ring, punching bags and floor space permanently in position.
We have 5 coaches and 3 volunteers supporting over 100 weekly participants aged between 8-80. We run 9 classes per week which range from
Juniors (8-14 years), Seniors (15 years+), Girls Only, LGBTQ and Older Adults. Sessions range in level from beginners to advanced and all are carried out in a safe and supportive environment.
In addition to group sessions the club are also able to offer Personal Training (PT) sessions via trained coaches for young people and adults. These often focus on individuals struggling with their mental health or wanting specific weight loss from a boxing and exercise fitness program.
The club is affiliated to England Boxing and has all the necessary insurances, DBS Checks, safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures in place to operate at a high standard.
The aims and objectives of the club are to:
- Offer high quality coaching and competitive opportunities in boxing
- Promote the values of hard work, discipline, and respect for individuals and others in the club
- Promote the club within the local community and work in partnership with others
- Promote and encourage healthy lifestyles for improved physical and mental wellbeing
- Provide a positive alternative to crime and anti-social behavior for young people
- Ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment by all coaches, volunteers, officials and parents
The officers of the club on the management committee are:
- Chair-Paula Graham
- Honorary Secretary and Club Welfare—Paul Lysaght
- Treasurer-Jess Slaughter
- Volunteer Coordinator- Tony Gallyphant
- Deputy Club Welfare Officer Emma Conley
- Other relevant positions.-Volunteer Simon Conley
Durham Community Boxing Club Timetable - updated 6th October 2021
All our classes listed below will be open from 12th April 2021
- Junior and Senior Carded Boxers
- Junior and Senior Beginners - Immediate
- Recreational Boxing
- Little boxers and parent class
- One to One Personal Training
Coming Soon... LGBTQ Class, Tea-box and social class for older adults
All classes are £3.00 per session, first session is always a free taster.
Book a place by phone, text or email directly with Paul Lysaght - 07429156163 or email@example.com
Spaces are limited due to current COVID restrictions.