Friday the 4th of October was a special day in Sheffield with the official unveiling of the Brendan Ingle plaque outside the famous Ingle boxing gym. Lots of familiar faces gathered on Newman Road, Wincobank, who’s lives have been heavily impacted by Brendan’s positive life philosophies and selfless actions. Amongst those were the likes of former world champion, now Sky Sports presenter Johnny Nelson, professional boxer Kid Galahad, and Sheffield musician Shaun Doane. It was a family occasion with Alma, Dominic, Bridget, Tara and John all present. The cast Iron plaque is a modest installation on the foot of the entrance to the boxing gym, where the ‘Ingle Way’ will eventually begin. (You can find out more about this just a few clicks over from our blog on this website. ) The modest plaque has been funded by generous donations from both football clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, Parsons Cross Boxing Gym, Matchroom Boxing as well as a number of private donations. The plaque is just a small gesture in a very big picture for the community. With plans to develop the outside playground in the near future, the foundation is increasing the use of this outside space more and more through it’s various projects in sport and physical activities. There wouldn’t be a more suitable way to honour Brendan Ingle’s memory. An ode to his legacy. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/sheffield-boxing-great-brendan-ingle-honoured-plaque-outside-famous-gym-643384
Last night we held our second Women Only Boxing session at the Ingle Gym. After successfully launching the class only last week, we opened the doors to 22 smiling faces! A huge well done to all of the ladies who took part. This is a community class open to all ages and levels. Our main focus is to get fit, have fun whilst doing it and learn some boxing skills along the way! You can find our session times on our website. Watch this space to see what else we get up to…
Adult Boxing Fitness Classes Location: Ingle Gym, Newman Road S9 1LP Tues/Thurs: 7-8pm Sat: 3-4pm Recommended for anyone aged 18+ looking to improve their fitness and learn the basics of boxing. Delivered by qualified ABA boxing coaches. If you know someone who would be interested please share this post with them. Cost: £5 per session What to wear/bring: Sports clothing, comfortable trainers, bottle of water and hand wraps if you have them. Other equipment will be provided Any questions? Feel free to get in contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commencing on the 22nd July for 4 weeks the Brendan Ingle Foundation holiday club is a great opportunity for local young people to engage in sport activities, meet new friends and improve team working skills. The sessions will be delivered by first aid trained qualified coaches. Focusing on boxing, gymnastics and dance amongst other activities it is sure to involve something you are interested in. Share this post if you think you may know anyone interested. Spaces are limited so please get in touch. Any questions send them by email to email@example.com Mon-Fri: 1-4pm Ages: 8-16 If spaces available, exceptions can be made for younger children. Cost: Free to 14 years and above and £20 a week for 13 years and under Location: Ingle Gym, Newman Road S9 1LP What to wear/bring: Sport clothing, comfortable trainers and a bottle of water
A bold plan to reinvigorate Sheffield suburb, inspired by Brendan Ingle’s teachings The Ingle Way through Wincobank would feature new running routes, play areas and even a nature reserve if the exciting proposals are brought to life in their entirety. It has been designed to celebrate the achievements of boxing legend Brendan Ingle, who trained four world champions to glory from his gym there and gave hundreds of young people a leg up in life. Brendan Ingle ‘people’s memorial’ to include public square and walkway The circular route beginning at Meadowhall was drawn up by students at the University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture, working in conjunction with Brendan’s family and members of the wider community. Their vision is based around the great man’s principles, including self-discipline, respect for others and the importance of education. Plans for the Ingle Way through Wincobank, Sheffield. There are proposals to improve the area around the famous boxing gym, dubbed Brendan’s Pockets (pic: Sheffield School of Architecture) “The Ingle Way celebrates the values and teachings of Brendan Ingle, using his legacy to reinvigorate Wincobank and continue to connect the community as the area looks to the future,” Read more at: The Sheffield Star
For over four decades Brendan Ingle MBE and the Ingle Gym have been training, managing and guiding. Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham, Ryan Rhodes, Johnny Nelson, Prince Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Kell Brook are all synonymous with the gym and all learnt their trade in the classic, raw and no-nonsense surroundings of a converted church hall. Since 1964 iron girders have watched over, while holding rows of heavybags for the fighters to train as the gym has forged champions. A rough, worn wooden floor; rattled and splintered with dust collecting in nearby corners, but still showing lines and circles; dictating how footwork taught in the gym should be maintained and mastered. Two speedbags hinged on the walls and a ring standing alone at the end of the hall, where it has been since the beginning. Medicine balls and iron bars used to anchor feet to sit up and strengthen abdominals. Bars attached to the iron girders above the gym serve for pull ups, while metal rings on the wall are hinged for holding drinks. No set cardiovascular area; members skip, step up, run laps of the hall or use Newman Road itself where the gym is based. A changing room, a few old lockers, showers, toilets and the door in and out. Radiators turned on in the winter and side doors opened in summer. No air conditioning, treadmills or hand bikes but everything a fighter needs and requires to train.