Information and Documentation for setting up and developing your Boxing Club
There are currently 127 affiliated boxing clubs in Scotland and the sport is one of the fastest-growing in the country. This has led to increased membership at existing clubs, as well as the need to set up new clubs where there is a growing interest in Olympic Style Boxing.
This section provides assistance on how to set up, run and develop a club. If you need further information or advice, please refer to the documentation provided in this section or contact the Boxing Scotland office on : 03330 230 100 and we will gladly assist you.
Before beginning the process of establishing a new club, it is important to ensure that you ask the following questions:
• Are there existing clubs in your area which may be able to help you?
• Are there enough potential boxers to join the club?
• Are there enough volunteers to help with the management, running and administration of a club?
If the answer is yes to all of the above then the following information and documentation will be very useful in helping you progress through the various stages required to open and develop your Boxing Club:
To ensure that all clubs can access the Boxing Scotland Equality Surveys we have uploaded both the Adult and U18 version:
Rules and Regulations:
BSL – Rules and Regulations – Permit Application Form – Due to COVID-19 permit application forms will not be accepted until further notice.
FURTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Venue and Facilities
Prior to the affiliation and annually, clubs should ensure their premises meet the minimum requirements for setting up an amateur boxing gym. Before your club is able to affiliate, it will need to be inspected by a representative from your Region. Your Regional Club Development Officer may be joined by a member of the Regional executive.
Until your premises have been inspected and passed, your club cannot be affiliated and is not covered by Boxing Scotland Limited insurances.
Effective Club Management & Administration
Well managed clubs tend to be the most successful. They have healthy finances, and both members and volunteers are kept informed through good communication from the committee. The day-to-day running of the club is dealt with effectively and the club will have established links with external partners such as local authorities, Community Sport Hubs, Schools, Community initiatives and have achieved Boxing Scotland Minimum Operating Requirements (MORs) accreditation. MORs is split into three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold. Gold is the highest standard.
The Club Committee
A club committee is elected to run the club, with different people identified to take on different roles. It exists to serve the club and ensure the best possible service is given to its members. If and when a club grows, consideration should be given to creating bespoke sub-committees which can deal with matters such as, social, fundraising, securing sponsorship, equipment etc.
The club committee should have at least three elected officers:
• The Chairperson – Takes responsibility for managing the executive committee, the affairs of the club, overseeing and guiding all decisions taken by the executive committee and sub-committees;
• Secretary – Acts as the first point of contact for all club enquiries, represents the club at regular Club/District/BSL meetings and to take and distribute minutes from meetings;
• Treasurer – Takes full responsibility for the club’s financial affairs.
Other positions can be outlined in the constitution, according to requirements. It is recommended the committee meets once a month or every other month to review the operation of the club.
Promotion and PR
Clubs use many different ideas in promoting themselves to grow their membership within their community. Successful ideas may differ depending on your club facilities and the location of your club, but there are ideas that clubs of any size can use to raise awareness of the club and to attract new members. Please click on the link below to view some ideas on how to successfully promote your club.