Salisbury Amateur Boxing Club was formed in the heart of Liverpool's city in 1974 and the Salisbury Street gym club, which has become universally known as the Solly, has gone on to train several Olympic games competitors throughout the years as well as numerous other champion boxers.
Their mission is to promote boxing, health and the well-being of the people, without distinction of race, gender, political and or religious belief. Their purpose is to make a significant impact on the local communities' health and lifestyle and to provide outlets for young people to develop and participate in the local community.
As a Charity, the club believes money should not be the deciding factor in its participation and its activities should be accessible and affordable to all.
Their aims are:
• To promote fitness, discipline, friendship, fair play and respect for all the community and particularly young people.
• To enable young people to develop and participate in the local community and to improve the self-confidence of young people.
• To increase the quality of life by providing a constructive alternative to anti-social behaviours such as drugs and alcohol abuse and to provide positive role models and social inclusion from interaction with their coaching staff and other young people.
The trainers at Salisbury Amateur Boxing Club run at least three sessions a day, and there are female coaches for women wanting to get ahead in the sport.