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OLDHAM'S ONLY ABAE AFFILIATED BOXING CLUB
OFFERING BOXING TUITION
NO MATTER IF YOU WANT TO BE THE NEXT RICKY HATTON
OR JUST WANT TO KEEP FIT, EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Welcome to Oldham Boxing Newsletter Issue 1
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre are the only Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) affiliated club in Oldham. Clubs like ours are where future Olympians are born, and we proudly support and applaud Team GB’s phenomenal boxing success at the London 2012 games.
Sport Makers Work ShopThursday 27th September 1-3 @ OBPDC Derker St
Sport Makers is a national Olympic legacy programme to support hundreds of thousands of new hours of grassroots sport across the country.
You will be able to make sport happen locally by organising sport with friends, colleagues and neighbours or helping clubs and events get more people active.
To register as a Sport Maker email email@example.com or ring on 0161 628 6869 and book on to this workshop!
Why become a Sport Maker?
Meet new friends
Have new experiences
Boost your health and fitness
Enhance your CV
All Participants receive a Sports Makers Bag & T Shirt!
Local club hosts Future Olympians
A local boxing club is preparing an Olympic style show in Oldham.
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, Oldhams only ABAE affiliated club, is hosting an amateur show to showcase the talents of Oldhams youngsters.
Future Olympians will provide Oldham with a glimpse of the towns boxing prospects in a build up to London 2012.
The show, in partnership with Oldham Community Leisure will start an exciting weekend for the town and will act as a warm up to the Olympic Torch passing through Oldham the next day.
The show is on 23rd June at Oldham Sports Centre. Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children.
Local youth clubs Get Together and box clever
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, Derker Street, Derker are taking their training sessions out on the road across Oldham.
Thanks to the Oldham Get Together Grants Scheme, young people from different areas of Oldham are now able to train with Olympic Amateur ABAE coaches, culminating in a get together for a celebration event at Oldham Boxing Clubs Derker premises.
This grant is a great opportunity for us to bring together children from different wards in Oldham who would not normally meet socially, says Eric Noi, Director of Oldham Boxing, and in this Olympic year, what better way to do that by getting them actively involved in the wider community of Oldham via the exciting sport of amateur boxing.
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre will be at Mags n Chads UFE, The Canon George Hall, S. Margarets Church, Chapel Road, Hollinwood OL8 4QQ from 6:00pm 8:00pm on Friday 27th April, 11th and 25th May, and at S. Marks, Glodwick (time and date to be confirmed).
Local youth encouraged to drop in for boxing through ROCA Grant
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, Derker Street, Derker are opening their doors to Derker youth on Friday evenings to deliver a variety of activities including boxing, weights, MCing, computing, lyric writing, listening to music or just to chill out.
Eric Noi, Director of Oldham Boxing recognised the need for somewhere other than the streets for local young people to hang out on a Friday night. Theres a lot going on in Derker for children in the summer months, but no indoor youth club provision. The gym is well known to those whose brothers and sisters train here, so it seemed a natural progression to open our doors once the training sessions ended.
With funding for the pilot scheme from First Choice Homes Oldhams Respect Our Community Awards, the Friday night Drop-in, Box-in sessions will run from < > , 6:00pm 8.00pm every Friday until the summer school holidays and is open to children of all ages.
Free Holiday Boxing Sessions
A local boxing club is bringing Amateur Boxing to the young people of Oldham.
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, currently based in Derker, as been granted resources through the Sported National Charity to deliver free boxing sessions during the forthcoming Easter. The sessions will be taking place on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1pm-3pm throughout the break. Alongside the boxing OBPDC will also be delivering other fun activities including access to computers and media. All coaches are ABAE registered and CRB Vetted.
Do you want to work in Sport or become a Personal Trainer?
Due to high demand and oversubscription to the successful Planning and Leading Sport Activities training course held in January 2012, Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre are happy to announce that the course will be re-run.
If you currently receive Job Seekers Allowance, and want to gain a nationally recognised qualification in Planning and Learning Sport Activities in order to work in the leisure industry, a free induction day will be held at Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre on Tuesday 6th March 2012, 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre are offering you the opportunity to receive:
Information, advice and guidance
L2 Btec (QCF) Planning & Leading Sports Activities: Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks
Access to resources daily as required by individual
Places are limited, so book early. Contact your JobCentre Plus direct, or Eric on 0161-628-6869 or 07988-701-805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominated for Oldham Business Awards
Eric Noi, Director of Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, is celebrating further recognition of the impact his company is delivering, adding social capital to the local business sector. The business has been nominated for an Oldham Business Award in the Innovation and Design category.
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre continues to grow in these times of austerity, bucking the trend business-wise and exhibiting the need for its services. Eric sees vast potential in the innovation and design of its business development, impacting on future, private sector thinking and incorporating a social-orientated agenda for objectives.
With our imminent move to larger premises at Victoria House in the town centre, Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre are in a great place to continue delivering innovative business projects and reach a larger number of beneficiaries. Being nominated for this award is great recognition for the work we have done, are doing, and will do.
The Oldham Business Awards will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 2nd March 2012.
Local boxing stars in Queen Elizabeth Hall showcase
AMATEUR boxing packed a punch at the Queen Elizabeth Hall when Oldham vs The Rest II showcased an array of local rising stars.
Schoolboys and seniors fought in front of former and current champions on behalf of Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centres fundraising event in aid of their move to new town-centre premises.
Anthony Crolla, the current British lightweight champion, successfully defended the Lonsdale belt in Motherwell less than 24 hours before turning up to support the show.
Alongside him were former British light-heavyweight champion, Maurice Coore, and Denton Vassell, the undefeated Commonwealth welterweight champion.
Organiser Eric Noi said: It was a fantastic event and further evidence that boxing in Oldham is on the up.
Chance Meeting Leads to International Author Coming to Oldham
Shaun Attwood, a former stock-market millionaire who served time in the toughest jail with the highest rate of death in America, will be visiting:
Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre on Wednesday 2nd November to tell the true story about prison and drugs from 11:00am-12:30pm.
A chance meeting in a book shop between Shaun and Eric Noi, Director of Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, has led to his visit to Oldham. Eric, in co-ordination with Oldham Drug and Alcohol team, hope the talk and book signing will add to all the positive work currently being done in Oldham with substance misuse issues.
Shauns story has been told in various media, including The Guardian, the BBC and Sky News. Now he has launched a book of his jail memoirs, Hard Time, published by a division of Random House. It was Book of the Month at Waterstones, Manchester.
Eric believes Shauns cautionary tale is one that many can learn from, Im an advocate of individuals using their own experiences, bad or good, to help guide others in making positive choices. Shauns story does that.
The author talk is a free event and all are welcome.
OLDHAM BOXING IS MOVING TO VICTORIA HOUSE
BOXING: ORGANISER Eric Noi hailed the ‘Oldham vs the rest’ amateur boxing show at Queen Elizabeth Hall as the most culturally diverse event he has ever witnessed.
Noi, who runs Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, put together the show in order to raise money for the redevelopment of the club’s new gym on Greaves Street.
He said: “I looked around at the 600 fans and saw every possible race and creed, people from a variety of backgrounds socialising and enjoying the show.
Oldham Boxing is providing two new courses in Yoga and Counselling. Both classes offer two free taster sessions with a view to continue into mainstream classes in the near future. For more information please click here to view our training courses.
If you would like to learn more about our training courses please contact us
This survey has been produced to research the viability of a boxing academy in Oldham.
Students of the academy would have the option to study core subjects such personal trainer qualifications or even the new advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence programme. In order to progress we need a body of evidence to show the amount of people that would be interested in participating in a academy.
Oldhams Cameron Booth overcame a tough opponent to win the National Schoolboys Title on Saturday. Fighting in the 50kg category, Booth used his slick boxing skills to beat Kieran Davies of West Durham. The big Geordie provided a challenge but Booth once again showed his talent to get the win. Now the 11 year old has become the latest champion of the Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre, following the success of Robbie Connor and Jack Ellender.
Jack was robbed
Oldham boxer Jack Ellender narrowly lost out on the National Schoolboy Championship on Saturday. Ellenders opponent, J Elliss from West Ham missed a lot of the punches he was throwing, while Jack was landing his. The 13 year old, from Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre, looked to have won in the final, but the judges scorecards read 10 10. Eventually Ellender lost on countback. Even his opponents trainer said Jack should have been declared the winner. Despite losing in the final, Jack has still been picked to represent England in the Tri Nations tournament.
Free Door Supervisor's Course
Are you aged between the ages of 16 and 18 and would be interested in taking a 'Security Supervisor's' course? If you are Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre is looking at providing a course that will qualify you for the SIA Supervision Licence.
A course to help unemployed people find work in the care sector has been a massive success. People looking to gain knowledge of care work, were able to take part in the week long course at the Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre in Derker.
Those who took part learned of the roles and responsibilities needed in caring for others and practical skills used in the industry. The course was designed around the Common Induction Standards that all care workers must work towards and has had a successful track record in helping successful candidates find work.
Ellender Beats Drama.
Oldham’s Jack Ellender produced another superb display despite a night of drama at the Boxing gym in Birmingham last Sunday 13/2/11. Jack was in the ring ready to fight Jamie Edwards in the National Schoolboy quarter finals when a member of the audience suffered a heart attack and needed medical attention. The young boxers had to go back to their dressing rooms and wait an agonising 45 minutes to return to the ring.
When the action finally got under way, Ellender dominated his opponent with a display of power-punching and slick movement. The first round was clearly one sided and Jack was ready to do the same in the second, but there was more drama to follow. The judge’s score
for the first round was 0-0, with everyone confused, the officials announced that the fight would have to restart after the judges electronic scoring cards were not working. The fight started again, now using paper scoring, and Jack carried on his fine display to finally win the fight having effectively fought in four rounds.
Manchester's Issues Get Bolton Voices.
Photographs illustrating how photographers have interpreted the theme of social issues are featuring in the exhibition 'Art and Culture' at the Peoples History Museum in Manchester.
One such Photograph shows ‘Too Tough Tommy’ taken by Kenny Brown which investigates “The vehicle of self improvement provided by the Oldham Boxing Club”.
To view the photographs in this exhibition please click here.
NEW YEARS RESOLUTION!!!
"Make Your Weight"
One of the most common New Years resolutions is to lose weight. Many people start diets and join gyms after the New Year but dont keep
it up as the year goes on. This could be because they are not seeing results or find the workouts too boring.
"Make Your Weight" is a fun and effective way
to keep in shape. By using the same techniques boxers use to make their weight for competition, you would see results and maintain fitness.
Unlike other fitness plans, "Make Your Weight" uses psychological approaches to overcome barriers a lot of people face when starting a new fitness regime. We have state-of-the-art facilities and fully qualified instructors to help you achieve your goal.
Sessions will commence from the 4th of January on Tuesdays from 6pm -7pm.
To secure a place or to find out more information please Contact Eric Noi:
Chief Superintendent Tim Forber took time out of his busy schedule to visit Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre (OBPDC) to show his support of their hard work and to get a feel of the community. The centre concentrates on providing young people an opportunity to engage in positive activities and for some provides a much needed option to engaging in ASB and crime and instead focus on building a better future for themselves. Oldham Boxing does this by delivering structured sessions in amateur boxing and offering a parallel personal development programme in its purpose built training room.
The centre was established in 2008 and is based Derker Road, Derker and within the last year has signed up over 600 people. OBPDC works in partnership with other agencies to successfully deliver community based training, education and leisure activities that see learners progress into further education and employment.
Hat Trick Hero Success.
Two boxers, John Newell and Hamza Ali along with boxing coach Charlie Henson of the Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre dominated at Pride Of Oldham 2010.
Newell (16), picked up the readers award, Hamza Ali (12) was awarded the anti-violence award and Charlie Henson (41) won the award in the sports administrator category.
For further information contact Eric Noi on 0161 628 6869 / 0161 628 8466. You can also email us at email@example.com
or visit the centre at Derker Street, Derker, Oldham, OL1 4BE.
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