Ever thought of trying boxing but didn’t know where to start? Watched a big fight and wanted to give it a go? NTU boxing has sessions for beginners all the way through to competing at a national level, with experienced coaches taking you through every stage.
NTU Boxing is the official NTU sports club for boxing. Our aim as a club is to welcome anyone that is interested in boxing no matter their level and train them up to become a confident and strong fighter. As a club we have two teams, the basic team and the advanced team. The basic team is designed for beginners that want to build up their skills.
The advanced team is for experienced boxers and aims to raise their abilities and give them the opportunity to fight. The training for boxing is extremely varied with circuits and sparring being a couple of examples. All training sessions are run with a level-to-skill matching mindset through people of equal levels training together and intensity levels being personally set. Other than training NTU Boxing partakes in the NTU clubs and society’s social event on Wednesday nights which involves a bar crawl ending at Ocean nightclub.
This year we are aiming to introduce some sober social events including watching boxing matches as a club and having games nights. If boxing is something you’ve ever been interested in, you want to learn a new sport or you simply want to meet new people and be part of a team, NTU Boxing is the club for you.
My name is Samuel Mackay and I am the president of NTU Boxing. I joined the club a year ago when I started university as it is something I’ve always wanted to do but hadn’t the opportunity until now. I have seen a huge amount of personal progression through the last year and have loved every minute.
I have especially enjoyed learning different training techniques and making friends with all the other members. At university I study law and am aiming to pursue a career in law after university. My other hobbies include photography and music. I’m excited to be president of the club as I am so passionate about boxing and I can see the club growing stronger than ever this year.
I’m also looking forward to new club activities including more sparring with other clubs and social events
Rocky is the coach for the regular training sessions. He is the former Sri Lankan Olympic Boxing team coach.
Jawaid Khaliq is the coach for the advanced sessions. He is the former IBO (International Boxing Organisation) Welterweight World Boxing Champion.
Being part of the advanced team will give you the opportunity to be part of the ABA (Amateur British Association) and compete national and internationally. There will also be the opportunity to take part in BUCS (British University and College Sport), competing against other universities.
British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)
Yearly, NTU Boxing sends boxers to BUCS (British University and College Sport) where universities from around England compete.
Practice / meeting schedule
NTU runs six sessions a week, with a mix of technical, beginner, strength and sparring training. These session are run at the HIITBOX gym on North Sherwood Street (NG1 4EE)
Monday – 5-6pm (strength and conditioning)
Tuesday – 6-7pm (technical)
Wednesday - 2:30-3:30pm (basics)
Thursday – 5-6pm (basics)
Sunday – 11:30-12:30 (mixed)
Due to COVID 19 there will be limited numbers for each session and attendees must sign up for each session before attending through the NTU sport app.
The taster sessions will follow the same schedule as the regular sessions. These will be free to attend but will require prebooking through the app.
How to join
The cost for the Boxing club is £120 for the year. This is payable through the NTU sport app.
All sports kit will have to be brought to training by attendees. There will be no personal equipment provided or shared. This includes gloves, pads, wraps, gumshields and any other personal kit.
General enquiries can be sent to NTUBoxing@ntu.ac.uk.
Also feel free to get in contact with any of the following with any questions you may have:
President - Samuel Mackay
Secretary - Priyash Ariyaratnam
Treasurer - Niall Goulding
Marketing, Communications and Events Officer - Kyle Lord
Social and Well-Being Officer - Abigail Antippas