Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club (RABC) was founded in 31st October 1998, delivering fitness & boxing training at Rawthorpe High School for young people in the community; this is not only teaching them the art of boxing but also teaching them the disciplines of life and how to respect themselves & others, and giving youngsters the vital support that is sometimes missing from their lives. The club is run entirely on a voluntary basis. The club runs many different types of coaching sessions, often for under privileged children who otherwise may fall into bad habits and bad company; the club is providing them with a true sense of community, a sense of belonging and learning to respect their fellow man. A key focus of RABC is community cohesion within the estates around the area, as well as travelling to areas where our boxers compete around the county.
We are now based at Bridgecroft Mills in Mlnsbridge. Some agencies and schools & Colleges we have worked with are: - YOT (young offender’s team), Fusion Housing, Project Challage, Almondbury Community School, Netherhall Campus,Rowley Lane Junior School, Rawthorpe Junior School, St Joseph’s Junior School and Dalton Junior School, Birkby Infant & Junior School, Kirklees College,Greenhead, College, New College, Huddersfield Town Football Club,We have also raised money for many charities over the years such as: - Yorkshire Air ambulance, The Keep It Up Campaign, ForgetMe Not Trust and Kirkwood Hospice. Along with these we have worked with Macmillan Cancer Support where we did 4 rounds of golf in 1 day to raise funds - teeing off at 4am and finishing at 9pm - a long and emotional day but worth it.