Southwest Amateur Boxing Club: Building Community Through Fitness in Dumfries

Southwest Amateur Boxing Club, in Dumfries, stands as a beacon of community engagement and physical well-being. Serving individuals from diverse age groups, ranging from seven years old to seniors aged 60 and above, the club offers a range of classes tailored to various skill levels and fitness goals.

Inclusive Programming:

  • Junior classes catering to children aged 7 to 11
  • Youth classes for ages 12 to 16, and adult classes for individuals aged 16 and above.
  • Additionally, the club provides specialized training for amateur boxers, fostering a supportive environment where members can hone their skills and pursue their athletic aspirations.

Empowering Members:

Samuel Lyagoba, a club member for two years, attests to the transformative impact of his membership. Starting his journey feeling overweight and unhappy, Samuel has since experienced significant personal growth, citing improvements in confidence, health, and interpersonal skills. The club’s supportive atmosphere has empowered him to navigate life’s challenges with resilience and determination.

Financial Accessibility:

Recognizing the financial barriers that may deter individuals from accessing its services, the Southwest Amateur Boxing Club offers sponsorship opportunities for members aged 7 to 16. These initiatives ensure that all aspiring athletes have the opportunity to participate in club activities and benefit from its programs, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

Community Support:

Run entirely on membership fees, the club reinvests every contribution back into its operations. From covering facility expenses to funding equipment and competition opportunities for its members, the club’s commitment to community support is evident in its transparent financial model and dedication to providing accessible fitness resources for all.

Welcoming Environment:

Ross Philips, representing the Southwest Amateur Boxing Club, emphasizes the club’s commitment to inclusivity and community building. Whether through the camaraderie fostered among members during training sessions or the welcoming atmosphere extended to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, the club stands as a testament to the power of sport in bringing people together.

Join the Sponsor Wall:

The club has launched its 2024 sponsor wall initiative to support its activities. For a modest contribution, businesses and individuals can secure a place on the sponsor wall, positioned prominently within the gym’s entrance. This sponsorship not only demonstrates support for grassroots sports but also provides tangible benefits for sponsors, including logo placement on the sponsor wall and regular shout-outs on social media platforms.

How to Get Involved:

Interested parties are encouraged to reach out via Facebook or by contacting the club directly at 07722130767. Together, the community can make a meaningful difference in the lives of club members and continue to foster a thriving sports community in Dumfries and Galloway.