Welcome To Spit’n’Sawdust

Formerly a stables but now a boxing stable for boxers and a fitness club for all, Spit’n’Sawdust is the back to basics gym that puts it’s customers welfare first.


Spit’n’Sawdust provides a place to train for all walks of life and with differing abilities. We have customers from the local schools for the disabled and have trained amateur boxing champions to perform on the international stage.


As well as being genuinely friendly and helpful, the trainers at Spit’n’Sawdust are certified fitness professionals – they’re available to assist you in all aspects of your training programme, ensuring you’ll receive the attention and customised exercise programmes you have come to expect from your local gym.

‘Unsung Hero’

Spit’n’Sawdust is run by Dave Earle a former champion boxer and kickboxer who’s devoted care for his community has led to him being chosen to run with the Olympic torch and also nominated in the Cherwell Council sports awards as an ‘Unsung Hero’.

Personalised one-to-one Coaching

Meet The Team


Dave Earle

Head Coach, Owner

Dave Green

Fully Qualified ABA Coach

Alan Hunt


Dave gives so much to the town in professional capacity as a businessman, councillor and boxing coach. But more than that he is a friend to many, a man who always carry's a smile and a 'hello' and an inspiration to teenagers who Dave reaches out to when others have not been so successful.?

There will be very few people in Banbury who don't know Dave Earle, either by name or face. He is someone who is known by people from all walks of life and across all generations, be it young, athletic or political.

10kg in a couple of months and when in joined I never thought I would have boxed but I'm looking to next year thanks DAVE!!

Jordan Bodily