Heart of Portsmouth Summer Camp 2014

Heart of Portsmouth Summer Camp 2014

The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy at Charter Sports Center is the venue for any young people wishing to complete the GB National Boxing Awards this summer. The GB National Boxing Awards is run in 6 levels, Non-Contact preliminary, standard, bronze, Semi Contact – silver, gold and Platinum.

On Friday 15th August 2014 at Charter Sports Centre the home of Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy, over thirty young people passed their relevant GB Boxing Award.  All 30 youngsters will now move forward to either the standard or bronze award or the semi contact awards Silver Gold and Platinum.

The Summer Boxing Camp is a programme where young people from the age of 5-16yrs, can learn the basics of Amateur Boxing in a fun and recreational environment, the programme also contains semi contact sparring at the later stages.

The GB Boxing Awards, Booklets, Medals and Certificates were presented by The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes and Manager of the Portsmouth Youth Offending Team Jon Gardiner.

Simon Hayes commented “This is fantastic for the cities young people, today I have seen lots of young people of all ages having lots of fun and demonstrating their boxing skills they have learnt already, early into the summer break. The set up and boxing programme is fantastic at HOP and I am even more impressed with the young Boxing Tutors teaching the awards under the supervision of the Academy Coaches. To see 14/16 yr olds teaching the GB National boxing awards programme on their summer break to their piers and acting as good role models is very beneficial to the city and most of all to them as individuals.

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team Manager Jon Gardiner added “keeping the young people engaged in sport whilst on school break is just what they need, and the city is fully behind the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy and its efforts to promote Boxing in this fun and recreational way.

Heart of Portsmouth Academy Coach and gym manager Andrew Bradford said “We have had a really enjoyable 3 weeks and are now ready to progress the young people to the next stage”.  They are all doing really well, and lots of them have expressed interest in keeping up their boxing training after the school holidays, which again is good for the young person and the boxing academy.  Bradford added that any parent/guardian wishing further information regarding the Summer Boxing Camp or to enroll their youngsters in the programme can turn up on the day however to stop any disappointment can book on the following details: Andrew Bradford – or ring 07587178494.

HOP Head Coach “Q” Shillingford explained – The Summer Break is a good time to get the young people into sport and activities whilst on their holidays, last year many of the youngsters took up the sport and joined the HOP Boxing Academy full time.  HOP have had a lot of National Champions emerge through the national Boxing Awards programme Ebonie Jones, Tilly Evans, Jack Fenton, Harry Brown, Ollie Fenton, Ashleigh Pond, Tasha Cole all started there boxing careers via the boxing awards programme.

“Summer Boxing Camp” the daily sessions are as follows:

Portsmouth City Summer Boxing Camp:

Time                           Age                                 Venue                                                    Remarks

10:00-11:00          5 – 9yrs                  Charter Sports Centre           Bring Sports kit/ Water Bottle

11:00-12:00          10-16yrs                 Charter Sports Centre           Bring Sports kit/ Water Bottle

You do not have to attend every day, if you are going on holiday for example, you can rejoin after your holiday. The Summer Boxing Camp is designed to teach you the basics of boxing and there is no contact involved. 

We are also open all summer with regular boxing sessions which are as follows:

Summer Programme Times:

Day                 Time                     Age                                            Venue


Monday      6-7pm               5/16 yrs                        Charter Sports Centre

Monday      7-8pm               Senior                            Charter Sports Centre

Monday     8-9pm               Boxcersise                    Charter Sports Centre


Wednesday     6-7pm               5/16 yrs                  Charter Sports Centre

Wednesday     7-8pm               Senior                      Charter Sports Centre

Wednesday     8-9pm               Boxcersise             Charter Sports Centre


Sunday      10-12                Junior Session              Charter Sports Centre

Sunday      11-12                Senior Session               Charter Sports Centre

For further information regarding the GB National Boxing Awards please log onto and once logged on and to find out more about the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy, then click HOP.