Survey of Members – We welcome your input and comments
As you know the new Trustees are currently raising funds to ensure the proposed new refurbishment begins on time. So far, the fund raising is going extremely well but in order to ensure we have enough money we are currently seeking more grants from organisations. In order to make our bids stronger and more inclusive we are organising a membership survey which will ask questions about the benefits of being a member of St Paul’s and what members would like to see come out of the refurbishment. We welcome your input and so we will be asking you to complete a short survey questionnaire over the next two weeks. We will also be emailing you and asking some questions so please look out for both an email landing or the questionnaire which will be available at the gym.
Yorkshire Select V Dublin
Charlie Leason v Jamie Kane
Charlie boxed a tough southpaw who came to fight, but Charlie kept cool and used his strong jab and backhand to control the bout all 3 rounds comfortably, a very mature performance by Charlie.
Charlie won on points
Lloyd Kemp v Rahman Abdulnasser
Lloyd took control early with great feet and fast hands, he landed some great combinations and used his angles superb, a great dominant display by a inform fighter.
Lloyd won on points
Joe Young v Blaine Fitzgerald
A chess mate with two well matched fighters, with both boxers scoring in the exchanges, the first two rounds were close with the Irish lad just edging the lead, on the last round Joe went for it and put pressure on his opponent and hurt his opponent numerous times, it was a great bout with the Irish lad winning on points , but joe finished stronger of the two.
Coach Darren said “All 3 of our boxers performed superb against strong quality lads, 2 out of 3 is a great achievement on one of these shows, and showed the strength of St. Paul’s as a club. Joe boxed a double national champion who went to the Europeans, and it was a very close bout, it shows the level our lads are now “
Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards
What a fantastic night and what a rewarding evening for ST Paul’s Boxing Academy. The Academy was awarded the Community Award which was presented for the sterling work the Gym carries out within the local community and within the gym itself.
The Academy was also a Finalist for Club of the Year again which is recognition of all the hard work and dedication that our committed coaches, volunteers, members and their families put in all year round.
Our own Harvey Lambert was awarded both Sportsperson of the year and Sporting Champion of the year in recognition of his excellent year in the world of amateur boxing.
Head Coach, Mike said, “I am truly humbled by the recognition of our great gym. It is only possible to do what we do with the support and dedication of all our team which includes the coaches, the management committee, the trustees, volunteers, members and their families. We have a great year planned for 2020 and we are all looking forward to it.”
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS – EGM
There will be a special Extraordinary Meeting held on Monday 17th February in the Gym. The meeting is being called so that the current assets within the gym can be officially transferred to the new Charity. You are all welcome to attend and take part.
Madie and Liv on the road
St. Paul’s had two girls boxing in Ferryhill Durham Saturday 18th January, Madeline Gittens and Olivia Williams.
First Olivia boxed Katie Ryan a 3 times Tyne and Wear champion and England representative.
It was a fast paced all action fight, with both boxers not taking a backwards step, but Liv’s cleaner shots got through and stop finish got her a points win.
Then Madie faced Neve Lawson a 2 times national finalist and England representative, again another all action 3 rounds with Madie picking her opponent off with great combinations to take a points win.
Coach Lynden Young said “the girls both performed superb, producing outstanding work rates to take two great wins, that’s 6 in a row now for Liv and Maddie has been in and beaten most the top girls in the Uk”.
Sheffield Works Department
Ted Jackson and Bailey Miller were both entered seeing them drawn out to box semi-finals.
First up Bailey boxed Sandrino Mirga from the Gladiator’s Gym.
Bailey boxed well picking off his opponent with counter punches throughout, causing his opponent to get frustrated and eventually get disqualified, Bailey now moves onto the final on February 2nd.
Then Ted boxed fellow England international Junnaid Boston of Sheffield.
This was a very good technical fight with both boxing to a high level and landing good shots throughout, Ted performed superb and was very unlucky not to get the decision, with many thinking he should have had his arm raised.
Coach Darren said “Both lads boxed great and the improvements were there to be seen, Ted was very unfortunate but his discipline and fitness was superb, it was a brilliant performance”.
Message from Madie Gittins
2019 has been a good year to me winning my second national title and the Hull Box Cup and being able to stay on the England Talent Pathway for another year, along with many other bouts all around the country.
Thanks to my mam Marie Gittins who travels up and down the country to allow me to make these things happen and all my coaches at the gym who help me achieve my dreams, Lynden Young, Darren Christie, Paul Mays, Mike Bromby and everyone else who helps at the gym.
And my best mate Liv Williams who is constantly there for me to push me along to reach my best. Let’s see what 2020 has for us both.
Message from Ted Jackson
2019 has been the best year for me for boxing, winning my first national title and boxing for England twice. All the hard work over the years has started to pay off so I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved that has helped me achieve what I have, everyone at St. Paul’s all my team mates.
All the St. Paul’s coaches Lynden, Darren, Tony, Kev Paul, Rue and the main man Mike Bromby who all took me on just over a year ago and pushed me to be my best.
Also a big thanks to Neil Deighton my strength and conditioning trainer who has sorted my diet and helped me be at a comfortable weight and the last few months have payed off since working with you.
And all my friends and family that have supported me who all play a big part out of the gym.
2020 will be a big year for us more hard work more titles.
St. Paul’s boxing Academy 2019 – Success in a Nutshell
Hers is a recap of some of the boxing successes achieved by St Paul’s carded boxers during what has been a very successful year for the Academy. Massive congratulations to all boxers and coaches.
3 National champions and England representatives
Hull box cup 2 gold1 silver
Odivelas box cup 2 gold3 silver
Esker box cup 1 gold 1 silver
Winter box cup 1 gold
Tri Nations 2 gold
6 Yorkshire schoolboy/girl champions 2 finalists
3 Yorkshire junior champions 2 finalists
2 Yorkshire Youth champions
1 Yorkshire elite champion
1 School boy National Finals semi finalist
1 Senior Elite on GB Team
Teams of boxers from the Academy travelled and competed in Holland, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland and Guernsey.