If you enjoy putting on the gloves, jumping in the ring and a bit of sparring to keep yourself fit then you can sign up for our Boxing Academy.

Developed for those who don’t want to compete at an elite level, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to box as a hobby, or for physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

During my time at college, I won 3 regional titles, reached a national semi-final and a final. I now work with schools as a boxing development officer and help run a local boxing club.
Liam Kelly Boxing Development Officer, Consett YMCA

Boxing Academy Coach

Lee Fairweather

Lee has over 30 years boxing experience from competing to coaching. 

He competed in the ring representing his local club Lambton Street Boxing Club at junior level, then went on to compete at senior level in the Royal Marines.

Lee has been coaching since 2012 and is experienced in coaching at all levels of boxing - from novice level to elite national finalists.

He has coached in Sunderland at Lambton Street Boxing Club, Hylton Castle/Town End Farm Boxing Club, and Lakeside Boxing. He is currently a Level 2 England coach.