Edinburgh’s Craigmillar Boxing Club is based in the Castleview Community Centre, also known as Sandy’s Community Centre. The club has been in existence since 1983 and has produced many high quality boxers over the years.
The Club is run by Head Coach Kenny McCartney and the committee chaired by Stuart Anderson. The club has two registered coaches and one working official. The Club runs classes three nights per week and works with children from age eight upwards. A dedicated female session run’s on a Wednesday night and the club are currently recruiting an additional coach to lead this session going forward.
Craigmillar Boxing Club have recently successfully secured £13,000 from sportscotlands Facility Fund to allow them to make structural alterations to the rooms of the community centre occupied by the boxing gym. Jeannie Robertson-Frazier, club Secretary said ”We are very grateful for Boxing Scotland’s assistance in supporting us with our application. The equipment we intend to purchase will greatly improve the quality of the training environment, and enable us to welcome a larger number of members.”
This funding and the resulting upgrade to facilities will allow a range of community groups to access a shared space within the club.
Craigmillar Boxing Club was recently filmed by STV for a segment on their new local station STV Edinburgh, launching on 12th January 2015. Two of the clubs boxers – JT Stewart and Jason Easton – can be seen in the current STV advert being screened daily.
The club lies at the heart of the community and is well known and well respected. The Castleview Community Centre is supported financially by Craigmillar Boxing Club and the club supports many additional activities undertaken there.
The club’s catchment area covers Craigmillar, Niddrie, Duddingston and Prestonfield areas of Edinburgh and the majority of current members reside within 2 miles of the club. The Craigmillar club is keen to attract new members to join the club and register with Boxing Scotland.
The club premises can be found at Sandy’s Community Centre, 76 Craigmillar Castle Avenue. Craigmillar. Edinburgh. EH16 4DW
So what are you waiting for? Please get in touch with the Craigmillar Boxing Club secretary, Jeannie Robertson-Frazier, today on 07876 527 462 – it could change your life!