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Ex Boxer - Director - Head Coach
How Box Clever began
Two years ago Wayne had to pull out of his next contest which was for the British & Commonwealth titles through illness. On hearing of Wayne’s availability Solihull Council offered him a Boxing coaches position, but one which he could still do around his current boxing commitments.
Wayne's task was to work with the programs most difficult children many with severe behavioural problems and those who after many attempts of trying to encourage them to engage in other sports had more often than not ended with little or no participation from them.
The Boxing classes which Wayne solely run at the time that involved these children proved an instant success with them all been very keen to actively take part on a weekly basis and Wayne is proud to say nearly all are still attending his classes even today.
This success was noted and through Wayne's dedication and hard work in his new found coaching role Wayne has now become an ambassador and a positive role model for the entire Solihull council's sports program.
Wayne found personally helping these children turn their life around as rewarding as lifting any title he had ever won and seeing these positive results Wayne wanted to help make an impact on many more children’s lives, but not just in Solihull but anywhere in the Midlands region and so Box Clever was born.
The WOW factor
It took some 12 months of preparation, hard work, and dedication to make certain the product which Wayne wanted to deliver would not only teach the noble art correctly, but more importantly leave an everlasting impression on all those who took part, and truly promote all the values he knew the sport could bring through his own personal experiences, Wayne Elcock's Box Clever was finally launched in September 2010.
Wayne is a proud Brummie who was determined to put Birmingham on the boxing map when he turned professional in 1999. He did it and did it in impressive style and he is not finished yet.
His impressive list of victories brought the magnificent Lonsdale Belt, Commonwealth, English, WBU and WBF World Middleweight titles along with a worthy attempt to take the title away from the then unbeaten champion Arthur Abrahams for his IBF World title away from home over in Switzerland.
What his splendid record doesn't show is how much the sport means to him and how much respect he has for the Noble Art.
In his early days he was nicknamed "Mad Dog" and there was some justification for it judging by his precarious lifestyle at the time. Today he freely admits that boxing prevented him going down a dark and dangerous road towards a lifetime of crime and wrong doing. Now he walks tall. And now he wants other Midland youngsters to benefit from his sometimes painful and bloody experiences.... but experiences that have also brought joy, happiness and fame but above all respect, discipline and loyalty.
Wayne Elcock Director-Head coach website: www.wayneelcock.com
Meet the rest of my Box Clever team
With us you know your in safe hands...
All Box Clever coaches
Thomas has over 24 years experience in the sport and promotes and delivers perfectly all of the values that Wayne built into his Box Clever program, a key figure in the Box Clever set up today.
Shannon Cooks (Coach & Boxer)
Shannon is another home grown coach, who came through one of the Box Clever programs with no boxing experience prior and after 12 months as a trainee she gained the qualification needed to become Box Clevers first ever lady boxing coach. Shannon also represents the Box Clever amateur boxing club in competitions across the country.
Cameron O'flaherty (Coach & Boxer)
Cameron the youngest and newest member of Box Clever at only 17, and another who had no previous experience of boxing until introduced by Wayne while running a program at his school. Cameron upon leaving Park Hall academy applied to join Box Clever and has now passed his trial period and is going for his full coaching badge. Cameron also represents the Box Clever amaateur boxing team.
Steven Stain (Coach)
Steven is the newest coach to join the Box Clever team and is very passionate about the sport and extremely dedicated in trying to help make a positive difference through coaching with all the young people who we teach, the very foundations that Box Clever was built on.
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