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Meet the team

There are few things as rewarding as setting a goal and reaching it. Our team of professional trainers use their years of experience and knowledge to create lasting and rewarding relationships with our members, helping them to set and achieve their goals.


Our Coaches

Find the Right One for You

Sean Trodden

Sean Trodden (Head Coach) first boxed for The Venture ABC in 1987 and has been here ever since! He’s a L3Coach (Senior) Amateur Coach and also a Professional License Holder. Sean and his team are continuing the legacy that his father Dennis left behind.


Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell is an ex Irish Guardsman with over 30 years of boxing experience and has been coaching with The Venture ABC since the start of its rebirth. A Level 2 Coach, Paul is a very accomplished pad man and coach.


Neil Oxton

Neil Oxton is also a Level 2 Coach. ‘Oxo’ as he’s known, started coaching in 2007 at Liverpool’s Golden Gloves ABC before making the switch to The Venture ABC. Neil is a very proficient pad man.


Robbie Girven

Robbie Girven won the Ventures first ever National Title, the Junior ABA Championships way back in 1985 at Wembley. Robbie boxed 76 times and went on to box internationally. Robbie is now back where it all began, coaching at The Venture ABC as a Level 2 Coach.


Suraj Samra

Another one of our club's ex boxers, Suraj has boxed as a Schoolboy, Junior and Senior moving into the Open Classes. His move into coaching, given his vast experience, has been warmly embraced by the club.


Darren Hanley

Darren is a Level 1 Triathlon Coach and qualified Football Coach. He has a real passion for seeing people develop both physically and mentally. A qualified Mental Health Practitioner who strives to deliver the very best for all involved and the local community. Darren is leading on our Ladies Only classes and developing this offer to our community.


Craig Pinnington

Craig Pinnington is in charge of our Development Group, the boxers selected to be promoted from our junior/beginners class. Craig coaches skills on the first stage of our squad sessions, developing and honing young boxers first taste of the competitive boxing.


Libby Daley

Libby Daley is our youngest member of our coaching team. She is learning from some very experienced coaches to help her complete her L1 Coaching Course. We believe in developing our young people in various roles, and Libby is doing us proud by giving it her all by developing her coaching skills. We’re pleased to have Libby on board!


Emily Harding

Emily is one of the clubs ex boxers, she has shown a great proficiency for coaching and is working towards her Level 1 Coaching Badge. She is a very passionate coach and we're seeing our youth team develop with her guidance.


What our coaches work with you on


Technical Sparring

For Boxers who are not picking things up quickly, this must now be regularly incorporated into the session.