Earlsfield ABC
Last update 1 October 2012 - 11:40am
Formed in 1946 by senior official and British Railway Champ Bill Parmett, Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club was originally homed in a scout hut at the back of Earlsfield Primary School. After a few years the club grew in popularity and was no longer able to fit within the confines of the scout hut. Moving to Deerhurst Working Men’s Club Earlsfield reached new levels of success with various Champions

In 1971 Earlsfield was once again looking for a new residence after the Deerhurst Working Mens Club threw them out. This is when Earlsfield ABC finally found their home in Garratt Lane, ironically at an address within the boarders of Wandsworth. Then still belonging to the Church of England the boxing club was given the smaller of two main rooms within the building.

Upon Bill Parmett’s exit the club entered a new decade with long serving committee member Lenny Jackson Senior becoming Head Coach. Jackson Sr helped develop many top boxers, none more noteworthy then Frank Bruno, who was eventually and rather unfortunately sent to a larger club (once common practise in boxing).
When Lenny Jackson Sr died in 1986 his son Lenny Jackson Junior and Sid Khan took the reigns. It is perhaps then that the club grew to the heights that now make Earlsfield one of the major London Clubs.
Taking over an entire church building Earlsfield boasts one of the largest and most impressive gyms in the UK. Sid Khan, now the sole head coach, is doing a brilliant job at maintaining the clubs great reputation. In 2012 Earlsfield had 3 Senior ABA Champions, a mighty achievement for any club
  • 3 Competition Boxing Rings
  • 1 Sparring Ring
  • 20 Heavy Bags
  • 50 Sparring Gloves
  • 30 Bag Gloves
  • 20 Head Guards
  • 2 Running Machines
  • 2 Cross Training Machines
  • Free Weights
  • Medicine Balls
  • 30 Circuit Matts
  • 2 x Weight Machines
I don’t like the idea of getting hit, do I have to spar?
Not at all. Sparring is optional. There is no pressure for anyone to enter the ring. Sparring is supervised and no strikes to the head are allowed when doing body sparring as part of the class workout circuit. If some participants in the Recreational classes wish to spar they can but only with other likeminded members. The contact sparring is always supervised.
Does the club hire out or allow any location shooting for TV or Film
Yes, as long as it does not interfere with the core running of the club. For more information on shoot location filming at the club please view our contact info and send an email about your enquiry or telephone us.
Get in touch
Earlsfield ABC Gym
109 Garratt Lane
SW18 4DW
United Kingdom
QueryContact personPhone
Stefan Johnson
0790 365 1977
Competition Sec
Any Stables
Head Coach
Sid Khan
Honorary Sec
Claire Khan
Open Training
18:30 - 21:00
Keep Fit Training
18:30 - 20:00
Open Training
18:30 - 21:00
Open Training
10:00 - 12:00
Carded Senior
Carded Senior
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