Eastbourne boxing club crowdfunding for new gym at football club

A BOX club is raising funds for a new gym that will also double as a community center.

Eastbourne Boxing Club is looking to raise money to fund the early stages of planning after its current gym has become too small for its members.

The new gym, proposed in partnership with Eastbourne Borough FC, would also be used as a hub by local schools and community groups to help local people through sport.

Eastbourne Boxing Club Chairman Adam Haniver said: “We will grow and recognize our value to the community.

The Argus: Eastbourne Boxing ClubEastbourne boxing club

“We’ve been open for eight years and have reached a point where we’ve reached critical mass. We are a victim of our own success.

“We are very much in line with Eastbourne Football Club on our values, they want the national league to be Premier and we want national champions.”

The boxing club intends to build the two-story gym on a lot adjacent to the football club’s South Stand to appeal to a wider membership and provide a space for the local community.

The new venue will act as a “centre of excellence” for boxers and trainers wishing to train, replacing the current commercial road gym.

The gym will also look to give special help to those in the community through targeted boxing classes and other events, including classes for at-risk children, over-65s and women-only classes.

Adam says the boxing instructors are all volunteers, many with experience working with at-risk children.

The Argus: plans for the new Eastbourne Boxing GymPlans for the new Eastbourne Boxing Gym

The club are eligible for funding from Sport England to help build the site but must fund the initial costs.

To conduct the necessary surveys to begin the planning process, the club plans to crowdfund the remaining money by offering rewards to those who support the cause. So far they have raised £12,000 for gym expenses.

The rewards range from free haircuts to mindset coaching to comprehensive car services. People can support the cause by donating to the boxing club’s crowdfunding page at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/football-and-boxing-for-eastbourne.

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