1 Oscar Street Manchester
THOMAS MCDONAGH LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION TURNED TRAINER
Founded in 1917, Collyhurst and Moston Amateur Boxing Club has a 100 year tradition of providing a space where people can go to train, learn new skills, make friends, helping to create a positive identity for local young people.
From 2012 - 2019, the club was managed by former amateur and professional boxer Thomas McDonagah, who is widely recognized as a Community Ambassador.
A significant piece of work was completed with Reach funding in 2019 to understand the financial situation of the club, convert the club to a charity and scope the potential of further investments and activities the club can undertake.
In November 2019, the charity was born with a board of trustees with senior representation from industries including Education, Social Investment and Business and the Voluntary Sector.
Established as a boys club in the early 1900s, it has a deep history and is set fast in the history of the city and around the world for the champions it has produced over the years.
4:30pm - 5:30pm (8-16 Year Olds)
5:30pm - 6:30pm (Adults)
£3 a session (Funded places are available)
All abilities wellcome, no need to pre-book!
Tuesday and Thursdays 5-7pm at Manchester Youth Zone, Harpurhey.
Visit our Twitter and Instagram for more information on our Holiday Activities, booking information is generally released 4 weeks before every school holiday.
In 2023 we will be offering Targeted Boxing and Mentoring sessions for the most vulnerable young people in our community, for example those who may be on the edge of crime or who are experiencing mental health needs.
Professional agencies can refer young people to these programmes via the get in touch function below.
Our community activities are funded by; Children in Need, Tackling Inequalities Fund and Forever Manchester
We are delivering our new Training with Champions programme to Year 6 students at St Augustine's, St Malachy's, Moston Lane, MCPA and Saviour primary schools.
This has been made possible thanks to funding from Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit and the Peter Harrison Foundation.
We are inviting more schools to register their interest to join the programme from September 2023 and we can offer a taster session to all those who get in touch.