Covid-19: Training Safely
Like many sports, boxing has been affected by the spread of Covid-19. England Boxing has stated that there is to be no pad work and no sparring until social distancing measures have been further lifted - however, we are still training! The restrictions mean training will have more of a technique and strength focus this term. We’ll still be able to do bag work in Iffley Hall and the GLD, and will be running strength and fitness sessions.
We welcome all members, new and returning, to join us for our revamped and COVID-safe sessions. Our new training schedule kicks off this week! We are using an app called Playwaze to manage sign-ups, and this has the details for each of the sessions.
Once you’ve joined (it’s completely free) search for the OUABC community and join to have access to sessions and bookings. Each session has a limit of five people (with one externally assigned leader) but there is the option to join the waiting list – if there is enough interest then we will assign a second leader to run the session for a second group. If you sign up to a session then we will record your contact details for track and trace purposes.
For now, these are outdoor sessions run in groups of six with a senior boxer or member of the Committee leading each session. We’re expecting that sessions in the Sports Hall at Iffley will be able to start in 1st Week, timetable to be released soon (keep an eye on this page for updates). The rough format of the current timetable is as follows:
IF YOU ARE A NEW / PROSPECTIVE MEMBER:
You can book to join any two sessions for free to see what you think, chat to our boxers, and decide whether you want to join the club. If you would like to continue joining sessions after this, we ask that you pay our subscription fees, which can be found here.