alan walsh

Alan has been working as a youth worker for 28 years.

The experience that he’s gained throughout those years is what gave him the idea to set up Anfield Boxing Club, as someone that provides a space for children to stay off the streets and out of gangs.

As well as being founder of ABC, Alan is also the founder of the Real Men Don’t Carry Knives Campaign.

The purpose of this campaign is to help keep young men off the streets and away from knife crime by teaching them boxing. He works as both a youth worker and a boxing coach at ABC.

Alan Walsh
Mark Lyson

Mark Lyson

Paul is the head coach at Anfield Boxing Club.

Having taken part in over 100 boxing matches, Paul is the best of the best when it comes to teaching boxing.

Boxing is definitely something that runs in the cox family as Paul’s daughter Sophie is another coach at the

John Robinson

John is the head kids coach at Anfield Boxing Club.

From Anfield originally, John had been following along with Alan’s story and the progression of ABC so, when he saw that Alan was looking for more volunteers to help at the club John jumped at the chance.

Watching the kids slowly progress on in each class and develop a sense of discipline are just some of the things John finds most rewarding about his job.

John ‘The Bear’ Robinson
Head kids coach
Sophie Cox

Sophie Cox

Following in her father’s footsteps, Sophie is another coach at Anfield Boxing Club.
Although she’s not at Paul’s level of expertise just yet, she’s definitely not far behind!

Siobhan McArdle

Siobhan works part time at Anfield Boxing Club as a personal trainer and a boxing coach.

Outside of the club she’s a full-time mum to 3 amazing daughters. Siobhan joined ABC because she has a huge passion for helping people achieve fitness goals as well as improving their mental health.

She took up boxing during her own fitness journey and realised how much of a positive impact it can have on a person’s well-being and their body.

Siobhan coaches the children aged 5+, her favourite part of coaching is watching the children grow in confidence and self-esteem.

Siobhan McArdle
Conner Parr
Part-time coach

Conner Parr

Conner is a part-time coach at Anfield Boxing Club.

Outside of working as a children’s coach at the club, Conner is undergoing his masters in Exercise Physiology.

Since Conner has started working at ABC he’s found it’s helped him build upon his confidence and make
his goals for the future clearer.

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