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Comber Boxing Club (CBC)

We are partnered with the Comber Boxing Club, a fully-functioning amateur boxing club affiliated with the IABA (Irish Amateur Boxing Association) that welcomes all ages from 6 to 96 - if you're feeling up to it, that is. We're a friendly bunch, with a supportive atmosphere reflected by their choice of partner (us, NeurodiversityUK, hello again).
In partnering with the Comber Boxing Club, we focus on the mental health impacts that this can have; by getting the focus on the exercise, we can also improve other developmental areas, such as motor skills, self-regulation, and finding a positive outlet for energy

Boxing Team 2021-22
Boxing Passion

The Comber Boxing Club has four coaches working at any one time, overseeing all aspects of boxing training. We are fully insured with the IABA, with a first-aider on site and a defibrillator within easy reach.

We welcome people from all walks of life, with race, religion, gender and sexual orientation being no barrier to us; all we need is either a passion for the sport, a desire for a fun new exercise, or an interest in trying it all out.

We have a varied exercise regime, with equity built in; you don't have to be fit to join, as we can easily adjust exercises to accommodate beginners and even more advanced folk. For example, can't do a push-up? Let's see if you can do a half-push-up, and build from there.

Meet the Coaches

Ruth Magee

Head Coach & Judge

Ruth Magee - Head Coach and Judge

CBC is dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being through physical exercise. 
We are proud to be led by our founder, Ruth, who has over 30 years of experience in running and owning boxing clubs. She is passionate about using exercise as a way to improve mental health and is leading the charge to bring her vision to life. We invite you to join us in our mission and to make a difference.

Jamie Nelson


Jamie Coach

My name is Jamie Nelson, I am 18 years old and I have been with Comber Boxing Club since 2016. Having started as a novice boxer and worked my way through exhibitions, club shows and eventually tournaments, I have had an in-depth look as to how coaches need to train boxers, working on strengths and weaknesses in and out of the ring. I started learning to become a coach after Covid and have been helped massively by the senior coaches at Comber Boxing Club, and I love the sense of community spirit that being a part of the boxing club has allowed me to see.

Tony Durose


Tony Durose - Coach

Hi I'm Tony, head coach at comber boxing club , for a long time I'd been a big fan of boxing , ten years ago I had a heart attack and realised that my fitness wasn't the best . I then got a chance to join the boxing club, that was eight years ago , I then became a coach and enjoy the fact that not only do I keep myself fit but also have the joy of watching kids grow in confidence and realise the benefits of training for mind and body

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