Boxing Academy Open Day

Saturday 22 April, 10.30am to 3.30pm

Are you fit, fast and highly motivated? Do you have what it takes to be the King, or the Queen, of the ring?

The successful University College Birmingham Boxing Academy, based in the heart of the city, is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring champions.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence Programme (AASE) gives young people the opportunity to hone their boxing skills, work on their fight fitness and pick up an academic qualification to boost their future career options both inside and outside the ring.

UCB is the designated England Boxing High Performance Centre for the region, reflecting its track record of providing enhanced training opportunities. Students receive an athlete-centred support package including strength and conditioning training, sports science, fitness testing, sports nutrition, physiotherapy and individual tailored learning.

To give a taster of the two-year course and the opportunities available, the Boxing Academy is holding an open day for new students from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday, April 22 at its sports centre at The Maltings, Granville Street, Birmingham (B1 1SB).

UCB staff and representatives of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) will be on hand to outline the course and answer any questions.

The academy is the only one of its type in the West Midlands and will appeal to school-leavers and talented young boxers aged 16 to 18. Students are enrolled on a level 3 course and must commit to a schedule of UCB training sessions in addition to their own club training commitments.

The academy has several female boxers and applications are warmly welcomed from both sexes.

Book your place

To book your place on the open day, please email AASE Boxing Performance Coach Ivan Cobb at

Please bring practical clothing and trainers with you on the day. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.