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Forthcoming Contender Am-Box Courses

The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain is proud to announce that the Contender Am-Box youth boxing programme is now ‘live’ and being delivered across the country.


This exciting amateur boxing programme is a partnership initiative between the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain and the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE), and in preparation for its nationwide launch Contender Am-Box was successfully piloted by the Metropolitan Police in sixty schools across London.


The aim of the programme is to provide students with a clear pathway to fitness, good health, awareness of vital citizenship issues and access to their local boxing clubs. This programme of non-contact boxing instruction introduces fitness and self-defence techniques, dietary advice, and education around issues such as bullying and anti-social behaviour, with additional health and citizenship inputs. But best of all, it’s fun!


The programme provides qualified and experienced coaches, safe venues with excellent facilities and a direct interface between local qualified coaches, clubs and police staff.


To deliver Contender Am-Box you need to be a qualified ABAE Coach (Level 2 – Full Coach or above). You may, however, deliver as a Level 1 Coach or Boxing Leader provided you are supervised by a Level 2 Coach or school teacher. Contender Am-Box is a flexible programme which can be delivered over one, two, three or four full days, or in one hour chunks, typically as an after-school club or as a school holiday scheme.

Many Contender Am-Box programmes are delivered by local police staff, including schools officers and PCSO’s. Schools are urged to speak to these officers or local boxing clubs regarding the delivery, or alternatively the Police Clubs’ office on 01237 471615 or email

It is also endorsed by the ASDAN qualification awarding body. If you are interested in the ASDAN programme please contact us on the above number and email address.