New boxing club to provide heavyweight outlet for young people in Solihull


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Solihull Council has helped a local boxing club relocate to new premises and last week they welcomed Councillor Bob Sleigh OBE to see how they are settling into their new home.

Cllr Sleigh visited Solihull Amateur Boxing Club on Scott Road, Olton and was greeted by club manager Paul Archer, members of the committee and club, along with other community representatives including local talent from the boxing world.

Councillor Sleigh said: “We are delighted that the boxing club has settled into their new premises and it’s been great to meet some of the upcoming boxers in person – although I kept my distance! I’m pleased we were able to find them a new home so they can continue to provide activities for young people in Solihull.”

The club was previously located in Summerfield Education Centre on Brackleys Way, but due to the centre relocating the boxing club needed to find a new base. The Council worked closely with Paul and his team to find a suitable spot within the borough.

Mr Archer added: “We are extremely grateful to the Council for helping us to relocate the club after so many years on Brackleys Way. We are excited about welcoming our existing and new members inside.”

To find out more about Solihull Amateur Boxing Club please visit

Written by: David Watkins

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