HOW TO FORM A POLICE COMMUNITY BOXING CLUB 

This guide addresses those forming a new Police Community Olympic Boxing Club. 
Both administered by ourselves, there are two distinct types of ‘Police’ related boxing clubs. 
1. A POLICE SERVICE OLYMPIC BOXING CLUB 
The Police Boxing Association [PBA] 
 
2. A POLICE COMMUNITY OLYMPIC BOXING CLUB 
Police Community Clubs of Great Britain [PCCGB] 
This guidance addresses only Police Community Boxing Clubs and outlines the process from start to finish and hopefully provide you with a trouble-free sequence which will satisfy your particular requirements 
HOW BOXING IS ADMINISTERED WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM 
 
 
Olympic Boxing in the United Kingdom is governed nationally by the Home Nation Boxing Federations: 
 
England England Boxing Limited [EB] 
Wales The Welsh Boxing Association [WBA] 
Scotland Boxing Scotland [BS] 
Northern Ireland Irish Athletic Boxing Association [IABA] 
All of these Home Nation governing bodies are integral member of: 
 
The European Boxing Confederation [EUBC] – European Body 
and 
The International Boxing Association [AIBA] – World Body 
In England the country is divided into eleven ‘Regional / Administrative Associations’ who administer their specific regional / territorial area: 
These Associations are as follows: 
 
[1] Southern Counties BA 
[2] Western Counties BA 
[3] Home Counties BA 
[4] Eastern Counties BA 
[5] Midland Counties BA 
[6] Merseyside & Cheshire BA 
[7] North West Counties BA 
[8] Yorkshire BA 
[9[ North East Counties BA 
[10] Armed Services BA 
[11] Police Boxing Association 
NOTE: Both the Police Boxing Association and the Armed Services Boxing Association has jurisdiction over its membership throughout the United Kingdom albeit we abide by the rules of each relevant Home Nation Association where appropriate. 
 
Each Home National Governing Body [NGB] has produced its own rules which are peculiar to each nation albeit, the thrust of the rules are based on the rules determined from time to time by the world NGB – AIBA. 
 
It therefore follows that any club formed in England must comply with the Rules of Boxing compiled by EB; if formed in Scotland, they must comply with the Rules of Boxing compiled by BS etc. 
 
Police Community Boxing Clubs and its boxers in England are administered under the English NGB – England Boxing Limited [EB]. 
 
NOTE: As each Police Community Boxing Club is not an integral Police Service member of the PBA but is a registered member of their respective ‘Regional Association’, they [the Regional Association] have the ultimate administrative boxing jurisdiction over your club not the PBA. As a member your affiliation to the PCCGB Boxing clubs is similar to being affiliated to the NAB&GC etc – To find details of your Regional representatives CLICK HERE  
 
Having set out the basis of the organisations responsible for the sport of boxing both nationally and locally to you, we will move on to the important business of forming a Police Community Olympic Boxing Club. 
POLICE COMMUNITY OLYMPIC BOXING CLUBS 
Albeit, we encourage serving and retired Police Officers, Police Staff and other related service staff to join our Community Boxing Clubs where a full Police Service [PBA] Club is not readily available, the Police Community Olympic Boxing Club will be primarily formed for the benefit of local communities. 
 
There are certain rules attached to forming and managing a Police Community Club which together with the application to form or join as an affiliated club can be found here on this site at: ‘Application to join the Police Boxing Clubs‘ 
 
As a Police Community Olympic Boxing Club there is a requirement to register your club with your EB Regional Association as all administrative matters are dealt with by them. 
Albeit that each Home Nation has slightly varying procedures, they are very much the same. 
In England, the NGB – England Boxing are formed as follows: 
 
Tier 1 The Club 
Tier 2 The Divisional Association [Not all Regions have Divisional structures 
Tier 3 The Regional Association 
Tier 4 The NGB – England Boxing Limited 
Generally, each club will deal directly at Divisional or Regional level [some Regional Associations do no not have Divisional levels [eg: The Yorkshire ABA where the Regional Association deals with all matters across Yorkshire]. 
 
Whilst the PCCGB will assist you in forming the club by providing this guide and the documentation to enable you to run a first-class facility including provision of a check guide for risk assessing your club. Your Divisional or Regional Association of EB will be responsible for inspecting your facility and the initial registration of your club. Once established, your Divisional or Regional Association will be your one stop shop for the issue of permits, 

INSURANCES, COACHING AND OFFICIALS COURSES 

NAME OF CLUB 
Thought should be given on the proposed name of the Police Community Club. See application to join. 
 
Premises should be of an adequate size (gymnasium/school hall/village hall or appropriate commercial property) 
There must be separate and adequate changing and toilet facilities for both male and female members albeit if female sessions are scheduled separately to male sessions, one toileting and showering facility suffices; 
The premises must comply with the prevailing requirements with regard to fire and evacuation; 
Albeit it is not a requirement, the property should be of sound structure and ideally, able to be refurbished if not initially fit for purpose; 
Always consider access and facilities for the disabled. 
VENUE COSTS 
It is worthy of note that if you lease a premise and wish to off-set rates, you can consider registration as either a charity, or a Community Amateur Sports Clubs [CASC]. The latter is free and can be researched at www.gov.uk under the Community Amateur Sports Clubs Scheme. 
 
Other avenues of funding can be through your local authority, applications to charities, by seeking sponsorship from local companies, crowd funding and please, don’t forget your regional England Boxing Club Support officer who, may be your first point of call. Contact enquiries@www.englandboxing.org who will direct you to the appropriate CSO. 
YOUR INTERIM / PILOT COMMITTEE 
Setting up a Police Community Olympic Boxing Club is not a task to be undertaken lightly or alone – share the workload and the process will be far easier. 
 
You should then form an interim / pilot committee of volunteers who should address the following: 
 
Ideally, your interim / pilot committee should comprise of: 
Chairman 
Secretary 
Treasurer 
Committee member[s] if thought helpful / required at this stage 
NOTE: There is a requirement that a PCCGB Community Club has a serving or retired officer on their management / club committee. 
CLUB FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS 
Consideration should be made as to which bank or building society will hold your accounts – your nominated / elected Treasurer will be responsible for this area. 
NOTE: Accounts should have a requirement for a minimum of two signatories 
COMPETITION EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR YOUR CLUB 
There is no requirement what so ever to obtain competition equipment until your athlete / boxers are ready to box in competition however, once this time arrives, the PCCGB Office can advise on competitively priced suppliers of AIBA accredited head guards and gloves, together with approved wraps, groin protectors, female breast protectors, coaches 1st aid equipment, water bottles and gum shields etc. 
 
You should be aware that the Police Boxing Association (PBA) do stage various coaching and officials’ courses. 
 
You may attend a PBA or any other regional course across England to suit your personal needs. 
 
The following is a guide only to what operating standards will be required to enable your club to be registered (again, this standard may vary slightly from Region to Region) 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR YOUR CLUB 
The following minimum level of equipment is required. Number of various equipment named will vary according to the size of facility and membership: 
Boxing Ring This can be a simple floor mounted ring which can be assembled / disassembled easily at the start and conclusion of a session or can be of any size up to Olympic dimensions [24’ x 24’] The choice is entirely your dependent on your specific floor area and finance levels 
Heavy Bags & Chains Size 
Heavy Bag / speed ball Brackets 
Skipping Ropes 
Bag Gloves 
Sparing Gloves Small numbers [2 pairs] may well be sufficient 
Coaches Pads Numbers will vary on number of coaches 
Sparring Head Guards 
Gum Shields & Groin Protectors Personal items for each boxer [boxers should be encouraged to purchase own] 
The caveat here is that there is no requirement to have any more equipment than you really need. Contact the PCCGB Office for advice on this area and for details of approved suppliers who will discount PCCGB members 
FORMING THE FIRST MANAGING COMMITTEE 
Once the club has some direction and a suitable venue has been identified, the following additional members should be identified to form the Management Committee: 
 
Coach(es) – at least one will be a Level 1 coach [preferably a Level 2] – If only a Level 1 coach[es] is engaged initially, once the club has been registered for 6 months the lead coach must be at least Level 2 [NGB requirement]; 
Competition Secretary / Matchmaker [optional – a coach may suffice initially]; 
Welfare Officer [NGB requirement]; 
Fund / Grants Officer [optional]; 
Press Officer [optional]; 
President – [optional]. 
NOTE: The above advice is provisional – Please refer to our ‘Model Constitution’ document which sets out a template for the administrative formation within the club. 
This is merely a starting template. Always seek appropriate advice to ensure the Constitution document is a perfect reflection of how you wish your club to be organised. 
COMPETITIONS WITHIN THE PCCGB BOXING CLUBS 
The PCCGB form teams who participate in the following tournaments: 
 
Tournaments against other organisations both within the UK and abroad. 
 
All competitions / tournaments are decided upon by a PCCGB Olympic Boxing Committee 
CONTACT THE POLICE CLUBS 
Before your proposed club is fully operational, there will no doubt be a hundred and one questions that have yet gone unanswered here, please do not hesitate to seek further advice from our offices at: 
admin@policecommunityclubs.org 
headquarters@policecommunityclubs.org 
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