Our Story

The Halifax Star name is famous in local boxing circles and its revival was timely as the Star Hotel, near Halifax Town Hall at which the club was launched was demolished in the 1990's. Established in the 1940s by Bob Ennis. It occupied the top floor of the Star Hotel.


In early 1970's, it moved to the Workout Warehouse in
Square Road but failed to reach it's former heights and closed shortly thereafter.

 

It was reopened by 2 qualified ABA coaches, James Cahill and John  Cassidy.The club based at Mill Lane has been reborn from very humble beginnings to this present day, we have a very active committee who help with the daily running of the club that saw its first boxers in action in March 09, became affiliated to the Amateur Boxing Association in December 08, relaunched in January 09 and now has over 200 members and that figure continues to rise.

 

It is felt that all the committee and trainers make the club  a very friendly and successful environment and their is confidence in their ability to produce champions of the future.


The biggest name to come from Star Boxing was almost  certainly Yorkshire hero, the former British andCommonwealth heavyweight boxing champion Richard
Dunn, pictured below in 1976 when he fought Ali for the world championship.

In 2010 the club funded and sourced a pool table for the pavilion building in Shroggs Park for the St Georges Youth Project, another very deserving organisation that mirrors our own goals of  helping young people realise their potential, raising aspirations and inspiring change

In 2011 Star Boxing Club was recognised as making a positive contribution to anti-social behaviour in the Boothtown ward and subsequently the local community voted Star a worthy project to receive funding via the Boothtown Challenge Partnership. This assisted in purchasing of some new equipment, development of a discretionary fund to enable participation children of those in financial hardship and funded 3 SIA carded staff assisting them gaining employment. The club maintain their services for event management.

All coaches who work within this club are all required to attend certification courses every three years to maintain the highest degree of competency at every level. They are also qualified in first-aid and have child protection training and are fully CRB checked

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