The MVC Boxing Association has had a long association with Maroondah and began from humble beginnings in a shed owned by boxing identity Mick Canavan. In 1982 the association relocated to Bedford Park Hall in Ringwood to provide a more effective training environment.
The club has since been required to relocate from the Hall and has been attempting to find a new location to continue to provide training facilities for its many members. One of the locations pursued by the club and council was the former Guides Hall in Notlen Street, Ringwood. This location however was not suitable and so the search continues to find a suitable home for the club.
It is clear from its active membership base that demand exists for a boxing club and it should be accommodated within Maroondah, like other sports that have been able to establish themselves. The club caters to a range of participants from youth and through to seniors, all of whom appreciate the determination, motivation and discipline that boxing provides.
Unfortunately the club has experienced ongoing frustrations in finding a new location. As a councillor for the Mullum Ward I offer my assistance in finding a suitable home for MVC Boxing Association so that we can provide a range of sporting opportunities within Maroondah.
The MVC Boxing Association is one of many organisations within Maroondah that is attempting to find new accommodation. As a council we need to assist these organisations so that we can continue to offer a diverse and vibrant range of activities for our community.