Boxing. Education. Community. These three components make up the Brendan Ingle Foundation, and if it wasn’t for the boxing club, both professional and amateur, the foundation wouldn’t be able to carry out the work it does. The Ingle Boxing Academy is off to a very promising start this season with twenty active amateur boxers making up the current team. This includes three Yorkshire Champions, Jay Bunclark, Charlie Ellis and Faiz Raga, who will be fighting again on the 10th of November in the regional pre quarter finals in Hull. We are more than thrilled to hear positive feedback from officials, who are noticing a huge improvement over the last eighteen months. All of our boxers are keeping busy, always in the gym training hard, regularly taking bouts and showing consistent improvements. They have been giving it one hundred percent in their performances, and win or lose they leave it all in the ring which is a credit to themselves, to their families and to the Ingle Boxing Academy. Previously mentioned, Liam Arundel is continuing to works hard, who trains closely with coach Amer ‘Killa’ Khan, we are seeing an increase in his skills and dedication to both boxing and his education every week. Max Ellis, Adam Abbas, Callum Hannon and Ryan McNally are all improving with each bout, showing determination and promising development in their boxing skills. A special mention to the dedicated coaches who spend countless late nights in the gym, and take the boxers to shows all over the country on a voluntary basis. As well as support and encourage our young boxers in these important years of their amatuer careers. BIG thanks to Richard, Andy, Rash, Dean, Rikki, Matt, Isah, Conor, Musa & Regan. The Ingle Boxing Academy is excited to announce a home boxing show onThursday 14th November, at the Greasbrough WMC, Church Street, Rotherham. Tickets will be £10, doors open at 6.45pm and first bout at 7.45pm. Come and show your support and see for yourselves the hard work this team has put in so far. We hope to see you there!
Since November last year the Brendan Ingle Foundation has helped fund the Ingle Runners Women’s group. Started up and ran by Bridget and Tara Ingle, and Kirsty Kelly, the numbers are on the increase every single week. Nearly 60 ladies attend across the two running sessions per week. Photo Credit: Sheffield Star. Tara and Bridget Ingle As a part of a Safer Sheffield and Community Well-being campaign these sessions have not only boosted the health and wellbeing of the participants, but also created a safe place for the them to come and feel included. The sense of community and support amongst these groups are second to none. Off the back of this huge success the Brendan Ingle Foundation has launched a women only boxing session last month, as well as a men’s Ingle Runners group. Through the support and encouragement these sessions provide, participants have built up enough confidence to take part in the weekend Park Runs. The Ingle Runners have their own Park Run network and are clocking up the miles every week. There is no limit to how big a community can be, and Wincobank is certainly leading by example! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on all of our projects and sessions. https://twitter.com/inglefoundation https://www.instagram.com/inglefoundation/ https://www.facebook.com/brendaninglefoundation
Last year, as a part of an alternative learning set up with local schools, the Brendan Ingle Foundation carried out a mentoring scheme with a small number of pupils at high risk of either expulsion, criminality or anti-social behaviour. The programme consisted of a mixture of boxing sessions in the gym, onsite mentoring at the schools and extra curriculum from interview skills to litter picking in the community. The aim of these sessions were to teach a number of skills such as self-discipline, self- conduct, respect and sociability, all of which can be transferred into strong foundations for everyday life. Amer Khan was one of the coaches to take part in delivering the talks, classes and workshops at the schools, having attended the same high school as the group of students, he demonstrated that it is possible to turn a lifestyle around and contribute positively to society. The idea was that along side the health and fitness benefits of boxing, the sessions would also include exercises and activities that would build confidence, teaching the students that they too are capable of achieving big. One particular student who found himself on to a promising pathway through the programme was 16 year old Liam Arundel. Who at the time was predicted to fail most of his GCSE’s and missing a majority of school. Through the process of mentoring with Amer and the Brendan Ingle Foundation he achieved good marks in a majority of his core subjects and secured himself a place on a Level One Mechanical Engineering course at Barnsley College. As if this wasn’t enough he picked up some incredible boxing skills, showed immense dedication and drive, and went on to box competitively winning a number of amateur bouts. Liam is a shining example of a lost teenager who has developed into a confident, friendly and hardworking young man. With huge boxing profiles such as Billy Joe Saunders and Kid Galahad around the Ingle gym, he’s looking up to the best in the business. He is still an active boxer for the Ingle gym, and top of his training and college course, Liam comes into the gym to spend time with the next round of pupils coming through the mentor scheme, leading by shining example. The sky’s the limit for Liam!
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