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You will experience between 8-10hrs per week of skills-based training from current and former elite boxers and professionals in the sport of Boxing.

Our highly experienced boxing coaches and staff share your passion for Sport and have been involved in the game at some of the highest achievable levels themselves - from world title holders, to coaches, promoters and managers. This places them in an unparalleled position to help students develop their skill, equip them with the right, positive attitude, and mind-set to overcome challenges and to teach them invaluable skills and qualities they can use throughout their lives. ​

Our advanced coaching programmes, provide an unparalleled opportunity for students with a keen and active interest in boxing or sport more broadly. Be it as a relative beginner or as an amateur boxer capable of boxing at semi-professional and elite levels. 


Based at Carl Greaves Boxing gym in Newark, students benefit from top-notch facilities in a professional boxing gym including 18ft and 12ft boxing rings, bags, pad master, floor to ceiling ball, speedball, wall pads, mountain climber, ski-erg, prowler, battle ropes and a variety of weights.

Training will focus on your personal performance and development, covering the following:


Technical / skill work

Boxing training

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Boxfit circuits

Strength and conditioning / injury prevention

Foot work drills

Punching power circuits

Physical/Psychological/Social development 

Individual performance analysis


Rehabilitation sessions including yoga and foam rolling

Free training kit, wraps and gloves

L3 Award in emergency first Aid

High-profile, guest coaches and speakers from across the sports industry

Tailored enrichment trips and workshops

There are no fees to join the academy and we offer a travel bursary for students joining us from further afield. 




All YCDS coaches are enhanced DBS checked, safeguard trained and former elite athletes in their sport, with considerable youth coaching experience.


Carl Greaves

Head Boxing Coach

Professional boxing manager, promoter and trainer of champions, managing over 40 boxers nationwide. Carl Greaves had a stellar boxing career winning the WBF Super Featherweight World Champion title amongst many others.

Owner of Carl Greaves Boxing Academy and fitness Centre. Caters for professional boxers and base for Newark Amateur Boxing Academy affiliated to England Amateur Boxing Association.


Key Achievements:


Former Amateur boxer 1988-1996

70 fights won 48

2 x NABC semi finalist 

Junior ABA national finalist 

Represented Young England 


Turned professional 1996-2005

39 fights 32 wins 

British Masters Super Featherweight Champion 1999

Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion 2001

2 x British title challenger

2000 and 2002

WBF Super Featherweight World Champion  2003 


We host annual trials and open days for the Academy, which enable you to meet the team, see the facilities and enjoy a free coaching session. 

If you wish to attend one of those listed below, please contact us to express your interest and confirm your attendance. 

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"YCDS Boxing Academy is a brilliant opportunity for young amateur boxers or even those who have never boxed before. To have my good friend Carl Greaves as their coach and their training sessions at his gym is an amazing opportunity like no other. With his experience, knowledge and passion for the sport, they really have the best of the best to help them learn, succeed or just to enjoy the many benefits boxing has to offer. The opportunity the team at YCDS have created makes boxing more accessible to youngsters, so those who are intrigued bu it but maybe a bit apprehensive can have a go! It’s a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to seeing how it goes."

Ricky Hatton (MBE)

British Former Professional Boxer
Now Promoter & Trainer

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