Cecil Page and Eddie Street sparring under the watchful eye of Freddie King (in ring).
Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club has been a non-profit community amateur sports club for over 50 years. We are Great Yarmouth's ONLY boxing club that is registered with the sports national governing body - England Boxing.
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Where did it all start?
At the end of 1963 a gentleman named Freddy King decided he would like to start a boxing club in Great Yarmouth with the help of his friend George Page. At a meeting in the Hospital School, the first club committee was formed consisting of; Freddie King, George Page, Duggie Dugdale, Roy Simmons, D.J.Hacket, M.Allen, J.Gorman, C.J.Bacon and J.Greenwood.
The club was formed in March 1964 and housed in a local fish house on Exmouth Road. The club was named by Freddie King using his name 'KING' and 'FISHER' as the first premises being a fish house.
The first boxer to represent the club in 1964 was Billy Moyse - winning on his debute. Among the first boxers was George Pages son Cecil Page. Cecil has remained with the club after finishing his amateur career and along with Charlie Jary ran the club for many years. In 1994 Charlie decided to hang up his gloves and leave the club. Ex Kingfisher boxer Glen Miller and David Short stepped in and formed a new committee. From there the club has grown from strength to strength.
The Club moved premises 7 times over the years, 6 of the premises having an association with fish. In 1999 the current gym on riverside road was the first premises to be purchased as a result of tireless work by the committee members. The purchase of the clubs own gym was the first in its history and is held in trust for the Children of Great Yarmouth.
Thanks to past and present committee members, coaches, boxers, volunteers and local busines' the club will continue to grow and thrive as one of the top amateur boxing clubs in the country.
Kingfishers first gym (Ex Fish House) Exmouth Road, GY.
Kingfishers current gym, Riverside Road, Gorleston.
Cecil Page and Charlie Jary both helped to run the club for many years with Cecil still active to this current day as Head Coach & Life President.
AMATEUR BOXING CLUB Est.1964