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Newham College Official Boxing Academy Launch

Newham College is excited to announce the launch of its Boxing Academy, in partnership with England Boxing and Get Set Go Sport.

The launch of the Newham College Boxing Academy takes place at 1pm on the 2nd of July 2019 at Newham College’s East Ham Campus and will include an appearance from unbeaten cruiserweight boxer Mikael Lawal.


The Newham College Boxing Academy is for students between 16 and 18 years old and combines full-time education with 5 hours a week of high-quality boxing coaching throughout the academic year, in addition to vocational qualifications, mentoring in the sport is offered, giving students a pathway into coaching through boxing.

The academy prides itself on offering a unique opportunity to young athletes who are passionate about boxing and are looking to progress in their boxing career through competition or a coaching pathway, whilst continuing their full-time academic education. 

Alongside the boxing programme, students will be able to study one of Newham College’s full-time sports qualifications offered at a range of levels. This will give students the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and skills in an array of sports-related subject areas. 

The Newham College Boxing Academy allows students looking to start careers in a vast number of sports industries, including personal trainer, sports therapist, sports journalist, sports coach/community sports leader, sports internationalist and physical education teacher to name a few.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to launch a boxing academy in Newham, east London which is the home of London boxing. The students at Newham College now have a unique opportunity to learn not only the art of amateur boxing but also learn the skills and earn the qualifications of level 1 England Boxing Coaches, taught by some of the best England boxing educators in London.” Richard Powers – England Boxing

“Get Set Go Sport are very excited to have formed a partnership with Newham College and create the first-ever college educational boxing academy in East London. Newham has been the stronghold in amateur boxing since 1880 when London founders created the ABAE, now known as England Boxing. We are looking forward to working with Newham College students and providing them with the knowledge and skills required for their journey into the sport of amateur boxing and coaching.” Jennifer Hunter – Get Set Go Sport Director

“We are delighted and excited to announce our Newham College Boxing Academy in partnership with Get Set Go Sport. This is a fantastic opportunity to combine further education with Boxing for all 16-18-year-olds. I am sure this partnership will grow year after year and be the hub of Boxing for all.” Peter Theori – Head of School, Sports & Business, Newham College

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