Stafford

The Right Stuff ABC (Amateur Boxing Club) was opened in July 2009 in response to requests from local young people and Stafford residents to have a project to engage young people and tackle youth crime and anti-social behaviour. The club is open 5 nights a week and Saturday mornings and caters for all ages and genders. 

Around 75 to 100 young people attend the club each week. The club has a boxing ring as well as punch bags and is well equipped with a variety of fitness equipment. It also has a good inventory of equipment to carry out community projects, such as litter picking and gardening etc. 

The club is fully registered with the Amateur Boxing Association of England and has a Senior Coach, Anton Narcisi, who is one of only 3 in Staffordshire. The club also has 3 other qualified ABA Coaches and numerous Boxing Tutors.

The club has strong links with the local Policing Team and also with the British Army particularly the 22 Signal Regiment based at Beacon Barracks. Young people from the club attend army community exercise days at the barracks several times a year. Three members of the club have gone on to join the British Army, with assistance from Army Careers through club links. The 22 Signal Regiment has also trained at the club preparing for their 2011 brigade tournament, which of course they won. 

The Right Stuff ABC has carried out numerous community projects and raised thousands of pounds for charity. It has also produced two Staffordshire Boxing Champions and Stafford's only ever competitive female boxer.