Acocks Green Boxing Gym In Finance Crisis, Owner Appeals For £35k Relief

The Acocks Green Boxing Gym, which is home to numerous emerging boxing stars, is in desperate need of assistance to keep it moving.

Located in Tyseley, Birmingham, the gym has prepared several national-level athletes since its inception in 2016. But now facing difficulties as the gym lacks the heating system to keep it warm, with the winter hitting the peak in the kingdom.

Owner Craig Storer briefs that they relocated here to Tyseley five months ago. The site was an abandoned car factory so they had to put heavy investment to bring it in the shape.

But now they are facing huge trouble as the heating system is inadequate to keep the air temperate in the station.

Storer has called for £35k relief for the installation of the new heating system that will help the consumers use the facility in a better way.

“It’s electric and cost us £2,700 for one month and it didn’t even warm the building up,” he said.

The gym has been accommodating around 80 people including children as young as two years old, train regularly at the site.

NAC champion, Lucy Kings-Wheatley also started his journey here in Acocks Green and is proud of her roots.

She credited her early development to Acocks Green and is hopeful that the facility will keep on providing the service which they are known for.

“It’s a privilege to have this. There are some gyms that don’t have this and for us to have it is brilliant,” he said.

One of the gym’s trainers, Jaden Cayenne, won gold in 2022 at the England Boxing National Development Championships.

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