St Catharines Boxing Club is a non-profit organization
All the coaches and instructors donate their time teaching kids boxing skills for fitness and self confidence
Joe Corrigan president of the St. Catharines Amateur Boxing Club, started as a boxer then began coaching in 1983 and his endeavours have earned him many recognition’s. Such achievements include the 2001 Jack Gatecliff Award for organizing boxing events in St. Catharines also The St. Catharines 2002 Sports person of the Year for his efforts in promoting amateur boxing and staging numerous boxing championships in St. Catharines, including the senior men’s and women’s Canadian Championships. Joe runs an active club and has organized many events including the Ray McGibbons Gloves, Arnie Boehm Classics, The Wise Guys Boxing Event, The Pearl Gloves, Murphy’s Gloves. He also organized boxing trips to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, U.S.A , Scotland, Ireland, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Boston. Joe has a strong belief that hard work produces results and money should never be an obstacle in the path of a determined athlete.
Come to the St. Catharines Amateur Boxing Club and meet Joe. He’ll be happy to set up a training program suited just for you.
John Robertson has been a member of the St Catharine’s Boxing Club for almost 20 years, John got the love of boxing from his father Jack Robertson who boxed in the Navy. John started coaching when his son’s friend joined the club,John’s son Ryan was also a competitive boxer for the S.C.B.C .John also got in the Ring for Murphy’s Gloves Charity Show
Paul Zahra has been a member of the St Catharine’s Amatuer Boxing Club for over 20 years, starting off boxing for the club and then becoming a coach. Paul is a “Box On” instructor with Boxing Ontario and was an official for a brief time as well. Paul has had a long history in the combat arts of Taekwondo, judo, kickboxing and wrestling. Paul coached wrestling for over 15 years at Robert Land Academy where he presently works. Paul has been working with youth’s for over 24 years and was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces serving overseas in the Middle East in 1990-91. Paul has enjoyed combat arts but has found a true love in boxing due to the high level of competition and travel, as well as loyal friends and boxers he has met and coached over the years.
Ray Riley has been a member of the St. Catharine’s Amatuer Boxing Club for over 5 years, he started off as a boxer as a Jr and won the Bronze medal in the Jr Canadian Championship. He took some time off and got back in the Ring for Murphy’s Gloves and also won the Ringside Championship as a Master, he started coaching at the club after that.
Bruce Greenlaw has been a member of the St.Catharine’s Amatuer Boxing Club for over 5 years, Bruce started boxing for the Merritton Boxing Club as a youth. Years later he stepped back into the ring as a master for Murphy’s Glove’s, then started coaching at the club.