About

About Us

Battlebridge Amateur Boxing Club and Sports Facility was developed out of a desire to help those less fortunate than ourselves and to provide a different discipline to the youth of the area. Since its inception, we have worked hard to provide support where it’s most needed.

Our team relies exclusively on volunteer help. And remember, a little often goes a long way.

We’re always happy to welcome new volunteers who would like to dedicate some of their time to charity.

If you’d like to lend a hand, please don’t hesitate to contact us, new members are always welcome.


What We Do

We offer assistance where it’s most needed. We run the following programmes in Redhill:

  • junior amateur boxing training from 10 years old
  • recreational boxing training classes
  • senior amateur boxing classes
  • all-weather training facility
  • offering a different discipline to the youth of the Redhill and Merstham area

Club History

Foundation

Battlebridge Boys Club was formed by a group of concerned parents in the late 1950’s. Their concern was the lack of youth club facilities in the Merstham and  North Redhill area.

These parents organised football, cricket, and athletics. Meeting in their various homes they realised the club needed a meeting place and base, if it was to develop and offer a year round outlet for their members. After many jumble  sales and sponsored events they were able to raise the money to build the club  house in Frenches road.

They joined the Surrey Association of boys Clubs and grew from strength to strength. The club was officially opened in November 1963 by the then Mayor of Reigate and Banstead Council. It provided for a five nights a week youth club.
As well as the traditional youth club activities the club also developed a very successful Boxing section and it became apparent football was to play a big part in the clubs popularity.

In the 1970’s skateboarding was introduced and culminated in a visit to U.S.A. Also at this time the Battlebridge International Youth Football Festival started and quickly became one of the most important local football tournaments.
Attracting clubs from Italy, Holland, Germany, France and Scotland plus teams from all over England. The club returned these visits sometimes as many as three European tours a year.

Unfortunately the Youth Club had to be suspended whilst development work went on around the club house.

Around 2005, the Club decided to change its name and membership to encourage girls football and become Battlebridge Club.

Following the increase in numbers of local football clubs, the committee decided to diversify into another discipline for the youth of the area, being Amateur Boxing.

The club house was completely re-vamped internally and an all weather pitch being erected to the rear of the club house.

The new facility was finally re-opened in 2009 and has since undergone further changes within the coaching structure of the club.


Coaches

Anthony Young

Coach & Ex-Professional/Amateur Boxer

Anthony has over 10 years of coaching experience and is recognized for his boxing career achievements which include:

> NABC Regional Champion – 2000, 2002
> NABC National Bronze medallist – 2000
> Junior ABA Southern Counties Champion – 2001, 2002
> NACYP National Bronze medallist – 2002
> Senior ABA Southern Counties Champion – 2003, 2004

19 professional bouts, including attempts at the British Master Middleweight Title and the BBBoC’s Southern Area Middleweight Title.

Lee-Ann Thompson

Coach

Hello,

My name is Lee-Ann.

I am a Qualified Level 1 Boxing coach at Battlebridge Boxing Club and I also train with the Recreational boxers on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

I enjoy Boxing, Fitness & Running, Snowboarding, & Holidays as well as spending time with my Family, Friends, and pets.


Club Affiliations

Battlebridge is Affiliated to the following bodies

Sussex Amateur Boxing Association

who in turn is affiliated to the

Amateur Boxing Association of England

Surrey Clubs for Young People

Reigate & Banstead Sports Council

Battlebridge is a Registered Charity

Number 305098