Yate Amateur Boxing Club Relocation Project

on 23 September 2019. Posted in Council News

Yate Town Council (YTC) has been working with Yate Amateur Boxing Club (YABC) for the last 18 months to re-home them in purpose-built premises onsite at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex, home to an athletics and track facility, astroturf pitch, football and rugby pitches. 

YABC is currently homed in a portacabin with no heating, deteriorating equipment and with premises that are too small to accommodate both male and female boxers and not suitable for para-boxers.  South Gloucestershire Council deemed the current building unfit-for-purpose and advised of its intention to demolish it in the very near future. 

The Town Council now has planning permission and is seeking a loan from the Public Works Loan Board for the project, as well as continuing to work with YABC to source funds for the rebuild.  The new community building will provide more space and storage.  Male, female and disabled changing facilities and toilets will be available onsite at YOSC, encouraging female and para boxers to start attending the club.

The new facility will also be available for hire to other community groups for activities such as kick boxing, boxercise, dance and exercise classes.

The vision of YABC is to develop an inclusive boxing club, run by volunteers on a social enterprise model, particularly supporting young people to access the personal and physical development opportunities provided by boxing. 

Reverend Hywel Snook from Yate Parish has been supporting YABC in their quest to find a new home and has offered to host an exhibition boxing match in the local church to raise awareness of the project and seek funds towards it.  Look out for further information regarding the exhibition match in due course.

All those that have worked with YABC have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteer coaches and the discipline and commitment they instill in the young people they work with.

If you are a local business or member of the community and would like to support YABC with funding towards the build and internal fit-out, help with the running of the club, or would be interested in using the facility, we would love to hear from you.   Please contact Yate Town Council, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., telephone 01454 866506 or alternatively call in and see us at Poole Court, Yate, BS37 5PP and we will forward information to YABC.