Dagenham PC
Last update 1 October 2012 - 12:40pm
History
The 'Daggers' - as they are now known, were founded in 1950 (according to paper records). Originally in the grounds of the old school - now a 6th Form college we had a very promising start. The late Johnny Maloney was our 1st National ABA Champion in the season 1950/51 at Welter weight (67kg) winning by 2nd round stoppage against Anthony Bird (Army), then going on to a 2nd successive National Title triumph in the following season - 1951/52, beating Les Morgan (Rotax) where all 10 National Champions became Olympians in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games (no medals were won). Both Titles came in front of packed Wembley Arena Crowds - very different to these days. In around 1979 we moved into the 'Old Boat House' in Wood Lane, on the Borough’s boundary with Havering. It was another good move and the catchments seemed to attract lads from all over North East London and West Essex.

Unfortunately Johnny Maloney ABA Championship Title win was the last Senior Title the club managed since those promising early days, but we've had a fair share of Youth, Junior and SchoolBoy Title’s though - perhaps most notably Kevin Mitchell’s capture of all four Schoolboy Titles (2 at Hornchurch) - the final Title being won on home soil at the Broadway Theatre, Barking in March 2001. Kevin went on to win virtually everything on offer - including a National Senior ABA Title at the age of just 18 years, when he switched for a final season at West Ham Boys ABC. It was still a magnificent win which Dagenham ABC are very much proudly associated with. Since Kevin's switch to the Professional World of boxing he has enjoyed continued success - going a staggering 29 fights unbeaten and winning British & Commonwealth Super Featherweight (now vacated). Younger brother Vincent follows in the same footsteps as an undefeated Pro.

Other big names for Dagenham include Bobby Ward - another multi-titlist (Junior) and the last British boxer to hand defeat to Amir Khan as an amateur, and the Likes of James Cole (2 Titles), and not forgetting the 'old boy' - Alan Southwick (Senior ABA Semi Finalist) - beaten only by Reptons Olympian Courtney Fry. More recently young Michael McCarthy - an ex Newham boxer, trained by father Gary McCarty at Dagenham, won Junior ABA, NACYP and 4 Nations Titles winning 20 fights in a row. He's gone on to enjoy Senior success at Repton where he recently reached the ABA semis. Other fairly recent National Champions include Ronnie Legg, Billy Newman. Denzil Bell reached the Schoolboy finals (at Goresbrook, Dagenham), and Conquest reached the same stage of the Senior ABA’s as Alan Southwick (Semi Finals). Tony is currently an undefeated Professional, and will soon be bidding for the Souther Area Cruiser weight Title.
Description
Dagenham, which is situated in an area that borders both Essex and London, have mass of talent and boxing families on their doorstep and as a result are one of Londons most active clubs. With a large number coaching and secretarial staff the club is very well run and has a real family atmosphere
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Dagenham P&C
218-224 The Heathway
Dagenham
Essex
RM10 8QS
United Kingdom
QueryContact person
Honoray Secretary
Dan O'Sullivan
Sr Matchmaker
Paul Barrie
Jr Matchmaker
Jimmy Bush
Timetable
DayClassTime
Monday
Juniors
18:45-20:30
Tuesday
Senior Nov
17:45-19:00
Tuesday
Seniors
19:00-20:30
Wednesday
Winkles
18:00-19:30
Wednesday
Juniors
19:30-21:00
Thursday
Senior Nov
17:45-19:00
Thursday
Seniors
19:00-20:30
Sunday
Juniors & Seniors
10:00-12:00
Costs
ClassPriceper
Membership
£30.00
annum
Senior Member
£3.00
class
Junior Member
£3.00
class
Winkles
£4.50
class
Senior Non Member
£5.00
class
Junior Non Member
£4.00
class