Sunday 8th April
Clubmark Health Check – Success
Following a further assessment by Sport England Clubmark Assessor, Matthew Williams, during which progress following St Paul’s achievement of Clubmark accreditation last year was reassessed, we are very proud to announce that we have once again been given a clean bill of health and have had our accreditation confirmed.
Much hard work has continued behind the scenes to improve the academy in terms of the programme it provides, the quality of the coaches who volunteer their time, the plans for our refurbishment, fund raising, and the increase in membership numbers. In order to maintain the standards expected by Clubmark accreditation annual health checks are carried out during which we have to prove we are doing exactly what we say we are doing and in a safe and secure environment.
Club Development Officer, Barrie May, said “I want to congratulate everyone connected to the academy. This is another milestone that we have passed on our continuous improvement journey. Lots of hard work goes on both inside the ring and gym and behind the scenes. This hard work is paying dividends and will continue to reap benefits for the academy.”
Saturday 7th April
Denmark here we come – England Select V Denmark
An England select team spearheaded by boxers and coaches from the ST Pauls Boxing Academy had travelled to Vordingborghallen, Denmark to fight in an England v Denmark tournament. Representing England and St Pauls were Joe Young, Harry Powell and Saalim Naseem. Two of our most experienced coaches, Darren Christie and Lynden Young, were there to corner and support them all the way.
Harry Powell and Saalim Naseem both won against tough and worthy opponents. Following another classy performance, Joe Young was edged out on a split decision against his Danish opponent.
All boxers said they had thoroughly enjoyed their experience of boxing abroad and being part of an England Select team.
Lynden and Darren both said the team from St Pauls had done us all proud and that it had been a privilege to be part of the trip.
They also wanted to say a special thank you to the organisers who had looked after them whilst they were in Denmark.
Manchester or Bust – Golden Belt Box Cup
A powerful team of ten boxers from St Paul’s Boxing Academy set off for Manchester to compete in the Golden Belt Box Cup.
After the success of the professional boxers the night before it was the turn of the armatures to represent St Paul Boxing Academy. And what a show they were ready to put on too.
The day couldn’t have started better with classy wins for both Will Fethon and Lloyd Kemp, both of who boxed their way through to the final due to take place on Sunday.
All was going to plan when unfortunately the tournament had to be cancelled due to matters beyond the control of the organisers.
So our remaining stars will have to wait for a fresh date in order to make their mark.
Mike Bromby said “These things happen unfortunately. I’m sure there will be an explanation as to what happened. Our young stars are bitterly disappointed following all their hard work and preparation for this tournament. A big shout of appreciation goes out to: Lloyd, Will, Shane Smith: Bailey Miller: Ciaran Turner: Tommy Cochran: Kyle Durnian: George Cochran: Cory Palmer & Maddie Marie Gittins for being ready to bring home gold”
So it is back to the drawing board again seeking new challenges for our aspiring champions.
Friday 6th April
St Paul’s Boxing Academy Professionals take Centre Stage at Hull City Hall
Top class boxing took place at the Hull City Hall on Friday 6th April. Hulls own Samir Mouneimne returning with a masterclass performance that showed he is ready for big titles! His St Paul’s stablemates produced a clean sweep in exciting performances.
Connor James Seymour although disappointed not to be defending his belt, produced an exciting controlled win!
Bradford’s Zeeshan Khan from the famous Karmand Boxing Centre oozed class and is now 2-0.
Scarborough’s star Jamie Scotter will soon be boxing for his first title and impressively maintained his unbeaten record in front of his army of fans.
Each boxer’s dedication is reaping their rewards and all have big futures ahead.
Each boxer wanted to say a massive thank you to all their supporters.
Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “Last night’s extravaganza bore testament to the popularity of the sport and Hull’s boxing talent. Class, power, and excitement the local athletes produced it all!
After his win, Connor said “What a team! It was great to get back to winning ways last night I was a bit rusty and a bit heavier then what I’d normally fight, but time to build on it should have another date lined up very soon. Again thank you all for the brilliant support”.
Zeeshan said, “Thanks to everyone that came out to support me in my second win! We’ve been given the green light for a home show in Bradford on May 11th!!! Can’t wait for that! Tickets will be out this coming week. It’s going to be a dinner show at The Bradford Hotel so time to get your dinner jackets out”
Samir said “my fans know it has been a tough week for me but I want to say a massive thank you for their support and also to Paul Kershaw and Jimmy Stevenson for their dedication”.