If you’re thinking essence of Bethnal Green then you are probably thinking Repton Boxing Club. The Boxing Club grew out of Repton Boys Club, which was was established in 1884 by Repton Public School as a way of giving support and encouragement to the young men in one of the country’s poorest communities. It’s those Victorians again, just like near neighbours Oxford House, setting up clubs that have stood the test of time.
Now housed in an atmospheric former Victorian Bath House, where boxers come from miles away and round the corner to train hoping to emmulate the club’s legendary fighters. Repton boasts champions at every level in the sport, from schoolboy, Olympic Gold and World Champion. Legends include John H Stracey, Maurice Hope, Micky Carter, Audley Harrison and Tony Cesay.
Any new members over the age of 17, wanting to join should get along on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 5pm & 7;30pm, to consult with Senior Coach.
Chances for juniors too. If you are between 10 and 16 get along on a Tuesday or a Thursday between 4:30 -7:30pm to see Head Junior Coach.
There is a Saturday morning nursery for 8-10 year olds, which usually opens between 10:30am and 1pm. Note many of the clubs are very busy so get in touch sharpish.