We’ve been
making a difference

  • 3582

    Members over our 100 year history
  • 6

    National and World Champion boxers trained at the Club
  • 800

    Current Members
  • 10

    Different Facilities Offered

for over
100 years


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.


Club closes for the duration of WWII. The local Catholic church and presbytery were bombed, killing all but one of the clergy and assistants; the club building became the temporary church and presbytery until the new church was built.


The club sees members go to the 1960 Olympics in Rome. John Ould, Philip Lundgren and James Lloyd all boxed for their country, and Lloyd also won a bronze medal. A year later, Terry Downes wins the World Middleweight Boxing Championship, while in 1968, Michael Carter boxes in the Mexico Olympics.


The Club moves to a nearby larger site, and builds a Club modelled on American boys’ clubs; a swimming pool, a large sports and multi-purpose hall and other activity areas including a specialised Boxing Gym.


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