In 1978, Witney Boxing Club was formed under the guidance of the legendary Reg Marshman, and later Steve Setch. The club at that time trained at Newlands Sports and Social Club in Witney. For those that ever trained there, we are sure they will agree it was bordering on a mud hut/porter cabin. It did however provide an opportunity for many to taste and experience boxing.

In 2007 the floods of Witney condemned the training premises, and at that point a decision had to be made about what to do next. A new committee was formed, a new venue found and with thanks to some sponsorship and fund support from Witney Rotary Club, new equipment was purchased. The club decided to change the name to Windrush Valley Amateur Boxing Club to encompass the geographical area rather than being town specific.

We have now grown into the only boxing club affiliated to England boxing in West Oxfordshire that trains boxers to national level. All our coaches are fully qualified through the England Boxing, DBS cleared, first aid qualified and are fully current with safe guarding regulations. We were the fourth boxing club in England to gain Sport England Club Mark Accreditation, and have been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (MBE for voluntary services).

We work hard with governing bodies and the local community (Police, Social services, local Council and Schools) to provide a stable and safe environment for all to attend, actively promoting moral values and community inclusion. We provide a regulated environment encouraging physical and mental health, fitness, and well-being for all involved. We also organise excursions to other boxing locations across the country so the team can enjoy the sport outside of normal competition.

We are also qualified to deliver the ASDAN cope qualification (equivalent to a level 2 GCSE), so even if you do not wish to box in the competitive arena, there are still opportunities for any age (10yrs +), ability or gender to get fit both mentally and physically.


Dan Hall

Head Coach

Dan's boxing life began back in S.Wales as a jnr which continued whilst serving in the RAF some 24yrs ago. He has gained a vast amount of experience as a level 2 coach during his time at Windrush Valley ABC with 15yrs experience training boxers to national level. He still keeps fit with Judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu and is very focused on health and fitness. When not participating in boxing, judo or running the gym, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Chris Willmott

Level 2 Matching Coach

Chris started his boxing life in Hayes back in 1974. He is one of the original Windrush Valley ABC coaching staff who previously worked with Witney ABC. Chris has gained a vast amount of knowledge during his 20yrs of coaching experience training boxers to national level. Chris enjoys cricket both as a player and an armchair supporter. He runs his own business which he says is enough to keep him busy.

Amanda Toma

Level 1 Coach

Amanda has previously represented Windrush Valley ABC as a snr boxer and since having her son has decided to join the coaching staff. She is already a valued member of the team, especially loved by the younger boxers. She is currently studying for her level 1 coaching qualification. Amanda still trains at the club to keep fit and when not in the gym enjoys spending time with her family.


Monday - 6:30pm - 8pm (Fit to Box )

Tuesday - 6.30pm - 8pm (Fit to Box and Contact Sparring)

Thursday - 6.30pm - 8pm (Fit to Box and Contact Sparring)

Sunday - 11am - 12.30pm (Invitation Only)


Seniors - £5.00

Juniors - £4.00

Senior Memberships - £35.00 per year pro rata

Junior Memberships - £25.00 per year pro rata


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