December in A Nutshell

By February 3, 2020Uncategorized

31st December

Move Put on Hold

Urgent message…Due to some late minute complications we will not be moving to Beverley Road just yet. Therefore, come to the gym as normal from 6th January. 
Sorry for any inconvenience. We will keep you fully informed as we progress to our move.

21st December

We are Moving – Merry Christmas

Today, St Paul’s Boxing Academy closes its doors for a few months whilst the team of builders come in and do their bit to transform our great gym.
But, don’t worry as we will be reopening again as usual on the 6th January at our temporary home located on the First Floor, 57 – 59 Beverley Road.

So, don’t forget.

See you in January at the new Temporary home.

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the coaches, volunteers, Management Committee and Trustees”

15th December

One Hull of a Show

The boxers, coaches, officials and families of St Paul’s Boxing Academy rounded off a spectacular year with a magnificent afternoon of boxing at the Gym.
Head Coach, Mike said “What a day of boxing. Skills and passion were on show. All involved- boxers, coaches, officials and supporters highlighted the benefits that boxing brings to so many lives. I couldn’t be any prouder”

The Management Committee wanted to thank everyone from the Academy who again put on a fantastic show that highlighted the benefits of boxing in our great City. They want to send special thanks to the coaches and volunteers who tirelessly put in many hours of dedication to help the community and the family that is St Paul’s.

Special thanks to Darrell Asplen for bringing the Devon team to compete.

14th December

St Pauls V Devon Select

Fight day is here at the St Paul’s Boxing Academy

Doors open from 2pm.
Boxing begins approximately 3pm.
It maybe wet, cold and windy outside, but inside the boxing will be on fire.

Admission on the door- Adults £10.
Senior citizens and u16s £5.

Cheap bar/ refreshments.
Parking available in the multi-story car park opposite church.
Come show your support for all the local boxers and Devon team.
The next Luke Campbell could be on show!

13th December

Moving to New Temporary Premises – Message from The Management Committee.

As you know we have been raising funds to carry out a major refurbishment of our Gym.
The good news is that we are now in a position to begin the work. In order for the work to be carried out we need to relocate to a temporary home until it is completed.
Here are the important details of when we will be closing and where we will be temporarily moving to.
The last session at the gym will be 21st December 2019 after which date we will close down for the Christmas break.
We will reopen at our new temporary premises on January 6th 2020.

So just to recap:

Last Session at the gym is 21st December.

Re-open in new temporary premises on 6th January 2020.

The new premises will be;

First Floor,
57 – 59, Beverley Road,

Which is above the store “Bed World” at top end of Beverley Road. 

There is parking in the surrounding and nearby streets.

All sessions will remain as they are now so you will still come on your normal days and times as you do now.

The price per session will be unchanged at £3 per person.

All our coaches are looking forward to providing you the same excellent service as they do now.

We hope you agree that we are entering a very exciting time and that the future for the gym is looking very rosy indeed.

Thank you for your continued support and if you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact Mike or any of the coaches.
St Paul’s Management Committee.

10th December

Date for your Diary

Devon Select V Pride of Hull
St Paul’s Boxing Academy proudly present an England boxing spectacular this coming Saturday afternoon.
Featuring a Devon select vs the Pride Of Hull.
Boxing begins at 3pm.
Admission on the door Adults £10.
Senior citizens and u16s £5.
Featuring our own Owen Bartle , Lucas Campbell, Charlie Leason, Harrison Mays, Bailey Mille, Ben Singleton, Steve Wileman, Josh Power, Max Carlill, and James Landon . City of Hulls Ellie Tennison is also on the card.
Plus other outstanding boxers.
Bouts available for sponsorship at £50.
All welcome and lets all share our support.

8th December

Busy, Busy, Busy

Next Saturday 14th December our St Paul’s Boxing Academy opens its doors for the final time before the much-needed refurbishment when we host a Devon select.

We are currently on international and national duty- with our boxers competing in Guildford and Lisbon in major box cups.
St Paul’s Boxing Academy never rests on its laurels.

7th and 8th December

Odivelas Box Cup – Lisbon, Portugal

St. Paul’s went with a strong team of 5 boxers to compete in the highly regarded Odivelas box cup. 

Day one 
After the draw only one boxer Bailey Miller was due to fight in the quarterfinals, with the other four advancing to the semi-finals. 
Bailey boxed an Irish National Finalist, which proved to be a close bout with both landing scoring shots throughout. We thought Bailey’s work rate should have edged it but all judges went for the Irish lad.

Day two
Will Fethon boxed an Irish champion and it was a fast-paced encounter, will landed some very good combinations and kept the tempo till the last bell, but unfortunately lost on a split decision. 
Shane Smith boxed a 5 times national champion from Scotland and produced one of his best displays to date, he continued to take it to his opponent through all 3 rounds with superb bravery and guts to lose a unanimous decision. 
Joe Young boxed the Portuguese champion and flew at him from the start at a relentless pace giving his opponent a standing count, he continued the pace to win a unanimous points decision and advance to the final. 
Ted Jackson put on a classic boxing display against a strong Scottish opponent, picking him off to take a unanimous points decision and book his place in the final.

Final day 
Joe Young boxed a Scottish international and champion, it was a fast-paced encounter with both landing good clean shots, both boxers had points deducted, each round was very close and hard to score but the judges favoured the Scottish lad on this occasion.
Ted Jackson boxed a Scottish national champion and again after a slow start he picked the pace up in rounds 2/3 to edge it close at the final bell, all judges scored it to the Scottish lad. 
Coach Darren said “It was a thoroughly enjoyable competition, which involved elite European boxers, with all our boxers mixing it with them and arguably being very unlucky with some decisions. All our lads should be proud of themselves, as they represented the club and country impeccably. It was a pleasure to take them all away, we are competing with the best in Europe.”

7th December

Maddie on the Road

What a performance from our own young star Madie Gittins, boxing Ireland’s European bronze medallist Robyn Kelly. Although Madi did not get the nod her performance showed she is a leading light for female boxing in Hull. Head Coach, Mike said, “We are so proud of Madie, she has a very promising future ahead.”

4th December

In Partnership with Hull University

Our on going and fruitful partnership with the Hull University Boxing Club continued today as Head Coach, Mike took a session at the newly refurbished University Sports Arena.

Mike Said, “Well done to Alexander Hopkins and the team.”

2nd December

Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards

St Paul’s Boxing Gym has nominated three of our members for awards this year. We have entered Harvey Lambert for Sportsperson of the year, Maddie Gittens for Junior Girl of the Year and Ted Jackson for Junior Sportsman of the year. In addition, we have entered the gym for Sports club of the year and for the Community Award.
Head coach, Mike said, “We are blessed with talent in depth in the gym and this is one small way that our dedicated boxers can receive a prestigious recognition”.

1st December

Preparation is Everything

Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “Thanks to Legions Ashley Martin for bringing down Zach Evans and Brad Casey this evening. They provided great sparring for Ted Jackson and Joe Young’s s preparation for the Odivelas Box Cup, Lisbon, Portugal next weekend”

Also, class skills by Tyler Ridley, Shane Smith, Harrison Mays, and Will Fethon in their preparations for the same tournament.

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