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
Our Coach is called Rocky, he is former trainer of the Shri Lankan Olympic team.
You will be training with one of the top five universities in the country and there are opportunities to join Amateur British Association Squad and compete locally and nationally.
These sessions are coached by Jawaid Khaliq, a former IBO (International Boxing Organisation) welterweight world boxing champion.
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 boxing runs 3 beginners’ sessions a week and 2 intermediate which have a mix of technical training, sparring and boxing related circuits for fitness.
Training sessions are held at HiitBoxx Gym, 86a North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EE
Monday 1700-1800 Strength and Conditioning
Wednesday 1300-1400 Technical basics
Wednesday 1400-1500 Technical Intermediate
Friday 1700-1800 Sparring
Extra session (13th Feb - 19th March)
Thursday 16:00-17:00 (beginners
City Sports Hall
In freshers week free taster sessions are held and the rest of the year round it costs only £3 per session.
Newcomers are welcome at any beginners session, or intermediate if they have prior experience in boxing.
How to join
Fees to join boxing are £110 giving you access to all the classes or £3 per session you go to.
This can be paid at the City SU gym reception.
All kit essential is provided at training (gloves, headguards, skipping rope, pads).
Hand-wraps and gumshields are not provided.
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