When the Board members of Amgen Environmental Body Ltd visited the site of Aberaman Amateur Boxing Club their first impression was that the conditions of the premises left a lot to be desired and that improvements were absolutely necessary or closure was inevitable.
After discussing in some length with the applicants one of whom was a former boxer, the Board decided to support the application.
At the time of inspection the main roof was leaking badly, there were no internal toilets, there was a lack of drinking water facilities and the boxing ring was dangerous. There was also very limited lighting in the premises.
|EB number||861017||LCF funding||£90,099.62|
|Project postcode||CF44 6DF||Total project cost||£90,099.62|
Objectives and outcomes
The project aimed to completely refurbish the Club both internally and externally including the addition of a new porch entry, updating the electricity supply, introducing showers and toilets, updating the heating system, replacing the windows and providing a new boxing ring.
Upon completion a total transformation has taken place.
The new toilets, including disabled facilities, have been fitted, new lighting has been installed, the roof and windows have been replaced, the building has been completely repainted and a brand new boxing ring has been installed.
The work also introduced water fountains and shower facilities.
The site is open to everyone and members of the public can use the facilities on a family basis.
When parents are practicing the art of boxing, children are able to use the fitness area for training purposes - i.e. the fitness machines.
The Club is open daily from 5pm – 8pm and on occasions when specialist training is required times can be extended as demand requires.