Established in 2008, the Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy is a partnership between Bradford College and the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, backed by England Boxing, Bradford Council and the University of Bradford.
Based at the Trinity Green campus the Boxing Academy boasts three boxing rings, including an AIBA-spec competition ring, a full range of hitting equipment, mirrors, weights, two full sets of instant playback audio-visual equipment with 51-inch TV monitors for performance analysis and a sound system.
The academy features a 120-bed residential facility, with adaptable on site catering and a state –of-the-art physiotherapy service based nearby.
The Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy is a popular venue, with the club seeing a peak in interest following the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The facility is available for use by aspiring boxers and students with various levels of fitness.
Bradford College is only one of seven country in the college to have a dedicated boxing centre for its students. This has led to many individuals coming to study from further afield to utilise this unique facility alongside their studies.
The academy has gone from strength to strength since its opening in 2008, with thousands of students and staff training for fitness and various boxers competing for their club.
A diary of the Boxing Academy's development can be viewed at www.bpcabc.blogspot.com.