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Small Heath Boxing Club has received £47,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who awards funds from the National Lottery, for this exciting project Fighting for our Heritage, which will detail the rich history of boxing in Birmingham since the early 1900’s. Pat Benson Boxing Academy, undertakes a wide variety of community work, including work with 15 local schools and colleges, a mental health programme and a youth apprenticeship and education project. The club has also produced a long line of national boxing champions since 1930. Fighting for our Heritage will explore the characters and establishments across Birmingham that have played a pivotal role in the development of boxing in the city, as well as uncovering the rich history and heritage of communities.

The project will be youth led, meaning local young volunteers will be involved in research and production, conducting interviews with individuals who have helped shape the sport over the last 70 years.


An old news paper article of small heath boxing club. Bottom left Pat Benson

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