We build our values into everything we do.

Strong for life.

Training Cave is an organisation that uses boxing as a vehicle to help and teach people to be fit, healthy and strong for life.

Based in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Training Cave is a boxing club that is affiliated with England boxing and has coaches who are also licensed by the British boxing board of control.

Founded in 2017 by Jack Sunderland as a limited company, the organisation grew over the following years and in 2019 became a social enterprise so it could have a greater impact on its local community using the power of boxing and physical exercise.

We stick by our values.

The organisation’s values were decided by its stakeholders following a collection of stories, feelings and quotes from conversations between team members.

Courage, Fun, Unity, Excellence and Leadership are the core values that drive the Training Cave.


We develop the skills and mindset in people to become strong for life.


We provide a safe, enjoyable environment to exercise and socialise in.


We are a strong community, an extended family that cares and welcomes everyone.


We take pride in striving to achieve within the gym, competition and life.


We help, guide and support others, with honesty and integrity.

Together as The Pack

The family, also known as ‘the pack’, is what our members feel they are a part of. All of the club’s competitive fighters, recreational boxers, keep fitters, parents and supporters all say they are part of a small community, an extended family that cares and welcomes everyone.

The culture within the Training Cave has been shaped over time by its core values. These are an articulation of how the team behaves, the decisions it makes, and the energy that drives it when it’s at its best.


Meet the Team

The Training Cave understands that culture is not determined by its philosophy, but rather by an outsider’s point of view including those that take part in our outreach work, the local community, sports officials and people walking into the gym for the first time.

For this to be achievable, our core values have been, and are still lived by, talked about, and built into everything that the Training Cave does.

Andrew Siddle


Christopher Avis


Richard Atkinson

Licensed Coach with England Boxing

Ex amateur and professional boxer.

Jack Sunderland

Director, Child Welfare Officer & Boxing Coach

Licensed coach with England boxing and BBBofC, ex amateur and professional boxer.

Lucy Sunderland

Secretary & Child Welfare Officer

John Tallant

Coach & Volunteer

Brandon Brearley

Apprentice & Amateur Boxer

Graham Thomas

Licensed Coach with England Boxing & BBBofC

Professional cutman and handwrapper. Background in various martial arts.

David Smales

Licensed Coach with England Boxing

Ex amateur and professional boxer.