Ex-Boxers Associations exist, primarily, to enable ex-boxers to get together and reminisce about their careers. But there’s much more to it than that.
It’s not necessary to have boxed to belong to an Ex-Boxers Association. Anyone who loves the game is welcome. The atmosphere at an EBA meeting really is something special. As is the joy when two former opponents meet – sometimes decades after their bout. Outsiders find it hard to understand how two people can share a ring, do their utmost to knock each other out, and become the best of friends afterwards. But it happens, time and again.
And EBAs are not just about reliving the past. Most of them support today’s boxers, pro and amateur – and several have instigated trophies, awarded annually to the best boxers in their area. And boxing people are renowned for their generosity. If an ex-boxer has fallen on hard times, his local EBA will do everything they can to help. And many raise money for local charities, or local people in need.
EBAs also support one another. In addition to their monthly meetings, several hold social events – meals and the like – and these are enhanced when parties from other Associations make the effort to attend.
Every Association needs two things – a hard-working committee, to take care of the organisation side, and a solid membership, to attend meetings, buy raffle tickets, and generally give support. Anyone who loves boxing – whether they’ve taken part or not – is encouraged to join their local EBA, or at any rate come to a meeting and see what goes on. You’ll be made most welcome.
Should you be interested in attending or joining an EBA in your area, please see the following contacts and contact direct for dates and venues for meetings:-
6 St Albans Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9EE
16 Barnet Way, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 8BJ
Simon Euan Smith
151 Upper Selsdon Rd, Sanderstead, CR2 0DU
5 Broadhurst Walk, Rainham 5, Hornchurch, Essex, RM13 7HD
Willow Stream, 14 Acre Lane, Three Oaks, Hastings, TN35 4NB
01424 539921 / 07733 220027
5 Apollo Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 1AP
21 Millhouse Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8AP
01473 670366 / 07795 346890
29 Lincroft Cresent , Bramley, Leeds, LS13 2JL
22 Hewes Close, Glen Parva, Leicester, LE2 9NU
C/o The Globe, 20 Morning Lane, London, E9 6NA
9 Lakeside, Hadfield, Glossop, Derby, SK13 1HW
01457 868142 / 07912 773779
13 Brooklands Ave, Waterloo, Liverpool 2, Merseyside
Paul Nutting, Bizspace Centre, Planetary Rd, Wolverhampton, WV13 3SW
01902 738000 / 07903 274057
9 Lakeside, Hadfield, Glossop, Derby, SK12 1HW
01457 868142 / 07912 773779
Barton under Needwood
10 Beresford Street, Stoke, Plymouth, PL2 3AJ
6a, 8 Silverfir Court, Glasgow, G5 0LA
19 Elizabeth Street, Castletown, Sunderland, SR5 3BT
0191 548925 / 07948 643995
(To Be Appointed)
46 Quarry Road, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 9LJ
Thank you and the British Boxing Board of Control hope you can join and enjoy the meetings.