Top 5 wrestling clubs in Manchester
Manchester has a rich history of fighters in the MMA world, and many of them are widely known for their wrestling abilities. Read our blog about the 5 best wrestling clubs in Manchester for advice on the best places to train and advance in wrestling, whether you are a novice or an expert.
1. The City of Manchester Wrestling Club
The City of Manchester Wrestling Club is a nationally recognised club that provides the highest level of training to its young athletes from experienced coaches. The City of Manchester Wrestling Club provides their high-level training at the National Olympic Wrestling Academy, where the British national Olympic team also train, meaning that members of the club will have the chance to learn and observe the highest level of wrestlers.
They are now leading the way in producing a range of talented wrestlers who could go on to achieve great things, but they also train established wrestlers with their senior team who influence and help the junior team progress. Visit the City of Manchester Wrestling Club website to find out more about how they could help you progress in your wrestling career.
2. Manchester Pro Wrestling Academy
Manchester Pro Wrestling Academy is based in the heart of Manchester and is committed to providing the highest level of training to the future of wrestling. Their mission includes providing the best possible training, training students in a fun and safe environment, treating students equally, and ensuring progress is properly tracked.
Manchester Pro Wrestling Academy is sponsored by a range of brands that provide them with wrestling and nutritional gear to enhance their training. The academy also has a wide range of graduates who have gone onto achieve great things in their wrestling careers. To find out more about Manchester Pro Wrestling Academy, or to book a class, visit their website.
3. Manchester YMCA wrestling club
The Manchester YMCA wrestling club is based in the Y club. Formed in 1912, the club has a long tradition of producing and training Olympic wrestlers with several wrestlers representing their country at the Commonwealth, Olympic and British championship games.
Manchester YMCA wrestling club offer freestyle wrestling activities, which are driven by goals. Freestyle wrestling is commonly used for advancing your knowledge but can also be used after retirement to stay in shape, regardless of age. To find out more about Manchester YMCA wrestling club and freestyle wrestling, visit their website.
4. Barton Athletic Club
Barton AC has a long history of providing sporting excellence and fitness since its discovery in 1953. The motto of this wrestling club is ‘Mente Viribusque Vincere’ which translates from Latin to ‘with brain and strength to conquer’. The club was founded by Max Shacklady in 1956 after he became disillusioned with boxing just years after competing in the London Olympics of 1948 and discovering wrestling at the Manchester YMCA.
In their rich 67 years of history, Barton AC has been integral to many personal and team successes, with many members going onto become a coach or wrestle at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and represent the nation globally. To find out more about how Barton AC could help you advance in your wrestling career, visit their website.
5. The Wrestling Factory
The Wrestling Factory is one of the most advanced gyms in the country with professional equipment and quality coaches. At the Wresting Factory, they mostly train girls and are proud that they have some of the best female wrestlers in the country.
Located in the East of Manchester, the Wrestling Factory is just a 2-minute walk away from the metro link to Piccadilly central train station. To find out more about the Wrestling Factory and to book a class or course, visit their website.
To find wrestling gyms in your local area, use Sports Involves’ online club directory, the UK’s largest directory of combats sports clubs. If you have a wrestling club in Manchester, or any other city in the UK, and would like to add your club to our directory, please register here.