About Our Club

The Boxing Club started in 2009.

The club was inducted into the Sports Union officially at the beginning of the 2010/2011 academic year and has now one of the largest memberships.

The club is affiliated to Boxing Scotland (Limited) which allows students to compete in local, university and national competitions.

Our Club Charter

We aim to provide the following service to our members:

  • To provide an opportunity for any member to practise with the assistance of a coach at each session.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to compete for the University in registered events.
  • To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the sport.

What does a typical season involve?

Boxing training is very high intensity, including working on anaerobic/aerobic training as well as boxing techniques and tactics.

Sessions aim to push the members to their limit and reach a level of fitness and skill that they would not be able to reach independently. Training is done in a group session for extra encouragement but involves a mix of individual, partner and group drills. Due to the varied levels of fitness and skill, training is also done in such a way that all members get pushed to the maximum of their own abilities.

A typical training session involves:

  • 15- minute warm up & light stretch
  • 30-40 minute fitness / circuit training
  • 30-40 minute technique and technical training (shadow boxing drills, bag work, pad work, sparring, etc.)

Members are expected to work hard but enjoy themselves!