April in a Nutshell

Date for Your Diary – 11th May

One Hull of a Show Coming

On the 11th May our St Paul’s Boxing Academy team will be competing against our countries best!


Along with Beverley’s Track Fitness Boxing Club opposition from Scarborough, Bridlington, Norwich, Attleborough, York, Lincoln & Thorne will make 1 Hull of a Boxing Spectacular.


On show will be Charlie Leason, Vadim Zavackas: Zac Kareem, Daniel Salihovic, Shane Smith, Harvey Kemp, Cory Palmer, Bailey Miller, Kyle Surniam, Ted Jackson, Madi Gittins, and Tylor Gott. From the Tracks Rocco Pulling we will see Kiean Patel, George Micklethwaite and James Long. 


Venue: The St Paul’s Boxing Academy.
North church side,
Hull,
Hu11RP.
Parking available at the multi-story carpark opposite the Hull Minster
Doors open 7pm.
Boxing Commences 8pm.
Admission on the door.
Adults – £10.
Senior citizens and u16s – £5.
Cheap bar/refreshments available.
All welcome to support our future stars

Friday 26th April

The gym was buzzing tonight as we laid on two class sessions.
Our coach Kevin Docwra took our Elite Champion Harvey Lamberts through his skills in preparation for his forthcoming 3 Nation’s Championships.

It was great to have Harvey Lambert our Senior Elite National Champion in the gym sharing his belt to with the younger members of the gym.

It was also great to have our former female star Katie Guiller back in the gym for a session which she found invigorating.

Thursday 25th April

Army Back in the Gym

The St Paul’s Boxing Academy proudly welcomed back the British Armed Forces 9th Regiment tonight for a session in preparation of their upcoming inter forces competition. The lads and lasses worked with our coaches and our boxers to hone their skills in preparation.

Head Coach, Mike said, “We are proud to welcome back the 9th Regiment; we have an excellent partnership with the elite boxers and are pleased we can help in their preparation. We wish them luck in their upcoming tournament.”


Sunday 14th April

Yorkshire Championships – Sheffield works department 

St. Paul’s had entered 7 boxers this year and after the draw 3 have progressed straight to the quarter finals on May 12th  ( Will Fethon, Olivia Williams, Leyton Kidman ) that left 4 to box today 3 straight finals and 1 semi-final.

First up was Harrison Mays v Riley Edson it was a tough fight with Harrison taking a count in the first round, but then in the second Harrison battled back and took the fight to his opponent, and again in the third he showed true heart and determination to be beaten on points. It was a brilliant performance. 

Then Lloyd kemp v Harrison Wilson. In the first Lloyd was dictating the pace with good clean shots and then in the second Lloyd upped his pace and dominated the round with classy boxing to force his opponent to pull out through injury. It was a classy display. 

Then Tyler Ridley v Bailey Jukes it was a well matched contest with Tyler boxing well and landing some good combinations, in the later rounds his opponent upped the pace but Tyler boxed well and kept him at range to take the decision.

Next up Joe Young v Dan Kerrigan the first round was a very close round with Joe the aggressor and Dan the boxer, the second Joe took the range away and landed heavily inside and on the exchanges it came down to the last round were Joe upped the tempo and took it to his opponent, he set a hard pace to match and came away with a split decision win.

Coach Paul Mays said “ To have 7 boxers in a National championship shows the strength of St. Paul’s, we now have 5 boxers through to the quarter finals in May, with Joe boxing in the Yorkshire final at the end of April, the club is just going from strength to strength”.

Saturday 13th April

And the winner is

Massive congratulations to St Paul’s very own Harvey Lambert who today became the new Senior Elite 69kg champion.

Head coach, Mike said, “We are all proud of Harvey’s achievements. He goes from strength to strength”

Friday 12th April

One Hull of a Home Show.

What a fantastic nights boxing. Parents, family and friends were treated to a cracking night of very close and well matched contests. The atmosphere was electric as youngsters showed off the skills in the opening skill bouts and school, junior and senior contestants all put on magnificent performances to earn the applause of a packed gym.

In a very closely fought contest for the Yorkshire 64KG belt our own Ruhal Hussain took on the current champion, Danny Pass from Parson Cross ABC. Both boxers gave their all and were loudly clapped and cheered at the end of the bout. Ruhal put on a magnificent performance but lost on a split decision so Danny kept his belt.

Afterwards Rhal reflected, “It was a close and hard fight, I am sorry I didn’t quite make it happen but Danny deserved to keep his belt in the end”

Head coach, Mike thanked the boxers, coaches, officials, backroom staff and spectators for making the evening such a success.

St Paul’s also wanted to thank all the clubs who attended.

Date for your diaries

Next home show 11th May.

10th April

England Training for Maddie

Fresh from claiming her second National Title our own Maddie Gittins is heading off for England training.

The 15 year old beat reigning champion Jessica Hughes in the semi – finals and defeated Neve Lawson from the North East in the 48KG final.

This now means that Maddie will compete in the three Nations Championships in May where she was a silver medallist during her previous visit. Maddie is dedicated to her boxing and is in training for the Box Cup which will take place in Budapest.

Monday 8th April

St Paul’s Charity Board of Trustees makes History

Following on from the Charity Commission granting of charitable status to St Paul’s Boxing Academy the new Board of Trustees held their inaugural meeting at the Gym. Prior to the meeting taking place the trustees spoke to parents, coaches and participants.

The meeting was held on the premises and will continue to meet at the gym on an ongoing basis.

The board members are:

Andrew Horncastle – Chair

David Garness – Vice Chair

John Rutherford – Treasurer

Barrie May – Secretary

Shelagh Devereux

Robert Langton

Mike Bromby – Associate Member

Following the meeting the Trustees stayed and observed a very busy session.  Andrew said “The energy of the gym never ceases to amaze me. I am so proud to be part of the Gym’s journey and look forward to working with the coaches, volunteers, parents and members as well as the trustees to transform the facilities”.

Sunday 7th April

St Paul’s home show under preparation

The next home show is being planned and prepared as Head Coach and match maker Mike puts his final plans into place ready for what will be an exciting evening of boxing at our gym.  Everyone is welcome to come along and cheer your stars on.

Doors open 7pm.

Boxing commences 8pm.

Cheap Bar / Refreshments.

Admission- Adults £10.

Senior citizens and u16s £5.

Parking available in multi-story car park opposite church.

Saturday 6th April

National Elite Finals

Both our own Tash Taylor and Harvey Lambert weighed in and are ready for the National finals. Everyone at the Academy wished them luck as they took on tough opponents.

Harvey won through by a unanimous decision but unfortunately Tash was edged out on a split decision.

Afterwards Tash said “I was edged out today by the better opponent. I will be back in the gym on Monday and will not let this defeat deter me”.

Thursday 4th April

Preparations for the Home Show and Nationals Continue

St Paul’s welcomed boxers and coaches from Fusion in Grimsby tonight  who came over to offer some extra sparring for our boxers in preparation for a busy April.

Great sessions this evening!

Lynden said “This was a great session tonight and thanks goes to Wayne Bloy and his team for providing such good energy and challenge”

Wednesday 3rd April

New St Paul’s Email Address

Now the gym has become a Charity the new Board of Trustees has changed the contact details to reflect our new status. From today the new email address for the Gym is info@stpaulscio.co.uk

So in future if you need to contact us then this is the quickest way to do so. The website and telephone contact details remain unchanged.

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