March club Sparta ABC gets BBC spotlight after boxers enjoy regional and national success

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:00 28 September 2015

The BBC visits Sparta ABC.

The BBC visits Sparta ABC.


The BBC spent an evening at Sparta Amateur Boxing Club in March filming a feature on the club’s recent success.

Look East sports editor Jonathan Park and cameraman Steve Hubbard filmed a piece highlighting the achievements of Neale-Wade Academy students Reece Oldfield and polish brothers Eryk, Gracjan and Kacper Ciureja.

With limited resources, through hard work and dedication from both coaches and boxers, Sparta have achieved multiple national and regional titles.

Eryk Ciureja was called up to the England team, but, because he has a Polish passport, he can not go to the European championships. There is a chance, however, he could represent Poland.

Run by a small group of volunteers led by head coach Matt Lenton, the club train six days a week (7pm-8.30pm) at the Colseed business park, Colseed Drove.

The club relies on donations and support from private individuals and local business. If you would like to support the club, e-mail Andy at

The club’s home show takes place at Neale-Wade Acadmey at 7pm on Saturday, October 17. Tickets £10 on the door. For more information, call Gary at 07565 715498.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times