Like the mythical Phoenix, Birkenhead Venture ABC has risen from the ashes. Indeed, the club has been burnt down, burgled and permanently closed over the years. But now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of its original founders and commited coaching staff, it is back and doing better than ever.
In the first three and half seasons of its resurrection, the club picked up a multitude of national titles and established itself as the rising star among Merseysides already vibrant boxing scene.
|Dennis Trodden and Danny Kelly|
A few years passed and once again the club found itself facing difficulties. Diponio took the decision to close the club and it seemed that another of the North West’s respected boxing establishments was lost forever.
|Sean Dodd with proud coaches and another medal for the Venture|
The gym which was closed for Dodd’s final training session before his second pro fight, is a great resourse and the equipment and space in which they work is of a high standard and is a testament to the men who have worked hard to get it to such heights. The Phoenix truly has risen in Birkenhead and it’s called the Venture Amateur Boxing Club.