Brandon Boxing which opened last year with the help of the Parish Council is going from strength to strength and sessions are now held on Tuesdays for over 11’s 6-7pm and Thursdays Under 11’s 5.30p.m.- 6.15pm and Over 11’s 6.30-7.30p.m.
The Club, held in Brandon Carrside Youth Club, is run by Alex Oliver who approached the Parish Council for assistance in purchasing equipment for the club. The Parish Council saw this as potentially an excellent facility for Brandon and were pleased to help out with a donation of £750. Alex has plenty of experience as he boxed for Spennymoor for 15 years travelling all over the world such as New Zealand Australia and America . He had approximately 75 fights(winning more than he lost!) and fought current professional North East Champion Gary Fox, beating him twice. Alex’s brother Adam and cousin Simon assists Alex with the coaching, they also have experience of boxing in the Army to a high level (Simon boxed future world title challenger Darren Barker). Alex’s son Callum hopes to follow in their footsteps once the club is fully affiliated with the ABA .
The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Anne Bonner met Alex, Adam and Callum at the Parish Council meeting on 18th January 2013.