A LITTLE ABOUT OUR HISTORY

As one of the oldest Sporting Clubs at the University of Queensland, the Boxing Club has a rich history of achievement and success. Having been founded in the early 1900s, the club competed on a broad stage and enjoyed a disproportionately high success rate, especially compared with southern campuses. The club’s popularity led to its first UQ Blue award in 1936 after which a succession of Blues have been won since. The award standards were and still are some of the most demanding and exacting of all University sports.

Before the existing UQ Sport Complex was constructed, indoor sports clubs traditionally occupied a variety of post wartime structures in the George Street Domain precinct. Thus, UQ Boxing had its own gym equipped with a permanent ring, permanent training stations and fixtures, exclusive use and unrestricted access. This was a large part of the club’s success as it allowed members to be catered to thoroughly. However, the loss of George Street led to decreasing numbers of members and eventually the demise of the Club during the 1970s.