hi, we are Wigton ABC

Wigton Community Amateur Boxing Club was founded by 3 men from the small town. Andi Crossman, Arthur Greaves and Paul Radcliffe founded the club on a plea from local police to help battle anti-social behaviour within the town back in 2009.

Each person had big roles in the club Arthur being a professional coach for years in Manchester, Andi former England international and British champion amateur boxer and Paul being ex-town mayor had the contacts needed to secure the funding to start off. We gained premises in an old school hall in Wigton where they gained the interest of some locals and started coaching them in the noble art of boxing.

the boxing club members
The club nearly closed

During a brief spell in the old school hall, the club was forced to close due to the threat of Tesco supermarket coming to the town the premises was to be knocked down to build a bypass straight to the store, in the end, the store never came and the building remains idol. Not wanting to be defeated the team set out to find a new building.

A home at last

Two years went by and the trio was looking for a new home. Arthur had to move back to Manchester for family reasons so it was down to Andi and Paul. A building came available in central Wigton and Wigton community amateur boxing club was once more.

Affiliated with the ABA

Wanting to take the club to the next level Andi affiliated the club with the amateur boxing association where he could take kids out to box in competition. Since then the club has had a north-west regional champion the first ever female boxer from the town and two finalists in the development championships.

Thriving Boxing Club

The boxing club is now thriving with members from the age of 7 and up to any age the oldest being 70. This season the club has the most competitive boxers since it has been open at a record 14 ageing from 10 -31 with the season just starting the club has one senior member into the semi-finals of the regional championships.

our team

our boxers

hayden
Hayden

Minor

  • Age - 10
  • Weight - 28kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 0
  • Record - 0
  • Achievements - 0
lexi
Lexi

Minor

  • Age - 11
  • Weight - 44kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 0 Lost 1
  • Achievements - 0
jack
Jack

Junior

  • Age - 15
  • Weight - 52kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 0 Lost 1
  • Achievements - 0
reece
Reece

Junior

  • Age - 15
  • Weight - 63kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 0 Lost 1
  • Achievements - 0
patrick
Patrick

Junior

  • Age - 15
  • Weight - 38kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 0
  • Record - 0
  • Achievements - 0
robbie
Mickey MacKerreth

Senior

  • Age - 18
  • Weight - 74kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 1 Lost 0
  • Achievements - 0
robbie
Robbie Pattinson

Senior

  • Age -
  • Weight - 75kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 9
  • Record - Won 7 Lost 2
  • Achievements - Won North West Regional Belt
jack p
Jack Pattinson

Senior

  • Age - 22
  • Weight - 80kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 25
  • Record - Won 7 Lost 18
  • Achievements - 2 Time North West Regional Championship Finalist
oliver
Oliver Percival

Senior

  • Age - 23
  • Weight - 69kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 5
  • Record - Won 2 Lost 3
  • Achievements - 0
dean
Dean Stalker

Senior

  • Age - 28
  • Weight - 72kg
  • Stance - Southpaw
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 0 Lost 1
  • Achievements - 0
dean
Dale Blaylock

Senior

  • Age - 31
  • Weight - 88kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 1
  • Record - Won 0 Lost 1
  • Achievements - 0
David
David Charters

Senior

  • Age - 32
  • Weight - 86kg
  • Stance - Orthodox
  • Bouts - 11
  • Record - Won 5 Lost 6
  • Achievements - 2 Time Novice Championship Finalist

our history

What started as a small group of boxing enthusiasts has grown into the successful club we have today. We are in resurgent times and our membership and reputation is growing as one of the best boxing clubs in Cumbria.

The Boxing Club is founded

Wigton ABC is started and is full of hope and passion for boxing in Cumbria.

Found a new home

Having been knocked down, we got back up and found ourselves the club facilities we have now, which is our permanent home.

Going from strength to strength

We have gained some important sponsorship, we are backed by the ABA and we are producing many good young fighters and new coaches for the club.

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