We have two opportunities for boxing at BU, our campus course and The TeamBU Boxing Club.

TeamBU Boxing (BU Silverbacks)

A Little about us! :)

Whether you just want to get fit and have a good time, or you want to push the limits and compete- there is room for everyone. We also offer a performance squad, with a team that compete in various competitions with a higher expectation towards training attitude and dedication.

We train on Wednesdays in Studio 1 of the Sport BU building on the Bournemouth University Talbot Campus. Trainings happen from 14:00 – 16:00.

On Fridays we train at a gym in Parkstone called Bendall’s Gym. Steve Bendall is the owner. Training happens from 14:00 to 16:00. Within the first hour of our two-hour sessions; a warm-up with skipping and shadowboxing is followed by bag, pad, and 1-on-1 drills, with some cardio and conditioning exercise thrown in too. 

Our sessions are usually 2 hours long. The second hour is headed by the committee members, with sparring or strength and conditioning.

On weekdays that we aren't training in the gym, we offer other team activities like a 5km run starting at Bournemouth Pier (weather permitting), these will be led by members of the committee. Anyone can come along, even non-members. It's a good way to improve discipline and aerobic fitness, plus it’s an opportunity to meet and have a laugh with friends in the morning before lectures, which is very healthy. We also plan different social events to all come together and have a laugh, and really build a sense of community within our society.

For those who make our performance team, there will opportunity for competition. At BUCS (British Universities and College Sport), we compete under ABA and England Boxing rules and regulations; any information on boxing rules, weight classes, health and safety requirements, and doping can be found on the England Boxing website.

The minimum kit requirement for members is hand wraps, decent trainers, and suitable boxing gloves. For sparring, a mouth guard and headgear are also required. Boxing boots are optional but advised for sparring, they will be required for competition if on the performance team.

Membership for the full year costs £100 which works out to about £2 per session. :) Included in that price is all the training sessions as well as a members hoodie that we design.

Follow our Instagram page @buboxing for more info! We are always happy to answer any questions and we look forward to welcoming you to the team!

Trials and Tasters

TeamBU Trials Form

SportBU Boxing Course

The course packs a serious punch with lots of high-energy cardio – great for your overall fitness and toning. It’s a full-body workout using techniques and movements taught to you by our fully qualified instructor. Throughout the course you will go through all the necessary skills you will need. You’ll punch and kick your way to fitness throughout this course.

The TeamBU Boxing Club welcomes all skill levels with a positive attitude, into a fun and energetic training environment. For more information see below or visit our social media account for updates: @buboxing

* FREE TASTER: Tuesday 04 October, 6.30 - 7.30pm. Reserve your space by calling 01202 965012 *


Termly course Annual course 

Key information

Time and venue

Dates: WC 17 Oct - 12 Dec (Term 1) & WC 30 Jan - 27 Mar (Term 2) & WC 24 Apr - WC 22 May (Term 3)

Days & Times: Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm or 7.30pm-8.30pm

Where: Studio 2, SportBU
Instructors: Steve Goodhand 
What to wear: Suitable sporting attire 
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Termly: £63 (9 weeks)
Annual: £84 (23 weeks)

More information

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Whether you’re a karate novice or you’ve practised karate before, this course is suitable for all levels. 

Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships

We believe that your sporting talents deserve to be rewarded. Available for up to £5,000, our Sports scholarships are designed to help you perform at the highest possible level.

Trial and Taster Sessions

Trial and Taster Sessions

If you think you have what it takes to become a Performance Sport athlete, you will need to try out for Team BU. Find out how to register and when our trials take place