Amateur Boxing Club
Winner of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2015
Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club was established in 2005 by the Club President Penny Efstathiou and Head Coach Dr. Costakis C. Evangelou and with the support of the local Borough Commander the club rented a large hall and opened for two evenings a week to offer fitness, well-being, anger management and mentoring sessions.
Such was the success of these sessions that in 2008 the club was given its current building. Here it is now open 6 days a week running it boxing fitness sessions for all sexes and for all levels of ability; for the beginner through to those wanting to compete at amateur level. and through its working relationships with police, local authority, schools, behavioural units and youth clubs offer boxing and fitness mentoring sessions and also at schools and youth clubs.
It also offers one to one sessions.
It has over 250 attendees who benefit from its services each week. There are a number of free sessions available with the paying sessions being low cost. The club has seen great success in channelling young people away from negative and destructive lifestyles and for them to go on to become role models and mentors.
It is made up of members of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds working together in a common bond of respect and unity. The club was commended in the House of Commons for its work in tackling gang and knife and in 2015 the club was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
In 2019 the Head Coach Dr. Costakis C. Evangelou received an MBE for his services to young people in North London. The work of the club has also been covered on national television.