Boxing at The University of Leeds

Whether you just want to keep in shape or want to compete the University of Leeds boxing club is the place to get fighting fit.

We are a friendly and social club who welcome people of all abilities. Whether you’re a beginner just setting out or you’re an amateur looking to compete, we have training sessions for you. We go over the basics with beginners perfecting your footwork, balance and punch technique and in no time, you will be throwing haymakers and dodging around the ring like a pro.

Anyone who has put on a pair of gloves and given boxing a go will tell you how difficult it is. Before even stepping into the ring the standard three-minute round on the pads or bags may appear pretty short and easy but I can tell you it isn’t. Boxing is a tough workout but it’s also a fun way to get fit. There is no better way to let off steam and de-stress than sweating it out in the ring.

Our club has two coaches from Tigers Boxing gym who run our sessions. They specialise in helping beginners learn and progress to novices and then onto skilled technicians. Our coach Michelle Sutcliffe is a former three times world champion so she definitely knows her stuff.

For people who want to compete we host exhibitions and also compete against other universities throughout the year. Last year we also helped host a charity fight night to raise money for the James Burke Foundation. It was a great event with lots of support from other clubs and societies. We also featured a competition between American Football and Rugby League players as part of their ongoing charity work last year. The two teams have been strong advocates for mental health over recent years and it was wonderful to support them in their continued fundraising efforts.

Get involved

We have our official Give It A Go on the 17th October. The event is free for all to attend just make sure you book beforehand as spaces are limited. All the info will also be released on our Facebook page here.

Alternatively you can come along to any of our regular training session for a reduced price of just £3 for your first go!

It’s not all serious training though, we have regular socials throughout the year where we like to relax and celebrate our wins. If you want to get involved in boxing just get in touch with us through social media and we’ll take it from there.

Follow us on Instagram and give our Facebook page a like too.