making a difference
3582Members over our 100 year history
6National and World Champion boxers trained at the Club
10Different Facilities Offered
Fisher Catholic Club for Boys and Young Men founded by Mr Norman Potter. The first location of the club was an old engineering shop in Rose Court and was entirely staffed by volunteers.
Club member Sid Smith becomes world flyweight champion. The Club holds its first Summer Camp at Downside Abbey, Somerset.
The Club moves to premises in Fair Street, containing a boxing gym, shooting range, and separate activity rooms for the senior and junior members.
The new Club opens, hailed as the finest Boys’ Club building in the country.
Lloyd Honeyghan becomes World Welterweight Boxing Champion, trained by Steve Hiser who remains involved with the Club to the present day.
Girls (who for some years had a ‘girls only’ night once a week) are admitted as full Club members.
The club closed for only the second time after world war II and we have been proud to re-open.
Christine Annis, General Manager, awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community