November in A Nutshell

By December 5, 2019Uncategorized

1st December

Refurbishment UpdateBuilding works and timescaleThe Building Regulations and Listed Building approvals have been paid for and awaiting confirmation. All legal work is complete and will be signed off once Hull CC agrees draft Tenant and Landlord’s Works. The total cost of the refurbishment is £805,000. This includes £430,000 approved by Hull CC (including £70,000 for a disability lift) leaving St Paul’s to raise the remaining£375,000. Funds raised to date £254,000 – a further £121,000 is needed to reach our target. Hull CC going out to tender for external works 13/12/2019 – contractors will be on-site from March until May 2020. St Paul’s will be tendering for internal works 06/12/2019. The intention is for our contractor to come on-site in February 2020 to begin the stripping out process. Target date for completion is 31/08/2020.

Relocation – Date for your Diary

Dave Garness, a trustee, has confirmed we have approval to use upstairs premises of Bedworld, Beverley Road. The only costs will be for insurance – approx. £250.The Gym will close 21/12/2019 and re-open at the new, temporary site 06/01/2020. Alex Hall has offered to help with transport.An Email will be sent to all members of the gym confirming the details so look for it landing as soon as we have completed the planning.

Other News

Mike Bromby has confirmed that a Charity Bag pack is arranged for Saturday 14/12/2019 at Morrisons, Anlaby. There will be Boxing Show at the gym in the evening. Also, £260 was raised from recent Eastfield Boxing event – proceeds were split between the two clubs. Chair of the Trustees, Andrew Horncastle will be High Sheriff from April 2020 and has asked to use the new premises for his social event. John Rutherford, Chair of the Management Committee has suggested St Paul’s could benefit by taking part in Hull Heritage Open Days in 2020.

It has been agreed to approach John Netherwood (Chair, Hull Civic Society) to include a profile of the club and its history for the HODs magazine – circulation approx. 10,000. It was also agreed St Paul’s gym would offer to host an Open Day on the second Saturday of the programme. Useful links have been made with potential future partners namely Veterans Hub, Butterflies (Memory Loss Support) and Rachel Hardcastle-Pearce (Hull Youth Health volunteers). John and Mike have met with Rachel who is keen to work with St Paul’s.

30th November

Always Preparing

A message of thanks went out to Legions Ashley Martinfor bringing down Zach Evans and Brad Casey, great sparring for Ted Jackson and Joe Young’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 preparation.

30th November

Race Night Raises £1,700

Tonight’s St Paul’s Race night Fundraiser was phenomenal. A huge success with many thanks to so many businesses and volunteers who donated so very kindly.We all got together and certainly made a night to remember, the cheering of the races to the laughs on the auction and raffle. St Paul’s thanks you all for coming and enjoying with us all.With all your help we raised an astonishing £1700 towards our refurbishment fund.Gary Bailey and Rachel Ward thank you so much for opening your function room andalso arranging the race night free of charge.

Thank you to all the bar staff who looked after everybody with a giggle here and a giggle there.Pizza Square, many thanks for all the food you delivered, 4 family meal deals everybody fully enjoyed.Debbie Wilkinson photography, thank you for your kind donation.Emma Arro thank you for your kind donation.Emma Robinson, cupcake heaven thank you.Emma Joanne Jenkins SJS Services thank you.Danny Washbrook thank you for your donation.Yankee land. thank you.Sarah Powdrell thank you.Becky Fox of Holiday Inn thank you.Jane McCloud, thank you.
Julie Gibb, thank you.Dinostar, thank you.Richard O’Hara thank you.Thomas Joshua Coyle, thank you for your donation.Luke Campbell, thank you for your donation.The list would be endless cant thank you all enoughbut 1 last massive thankyou to all the volunteers who helped throughout the nightDanielle Mays not only for tonight but hours messaging and getting all the raffle prizes for the night.

Rebecca Kemp, thank you for all your help and advice you’re a star.Sandi Colvill, thank you so much.Joanne Fethon thank you so much.Matt Arro, top man, top coach, we smashed the auction pal.Craig Kent top man, top coach raffle ticket seller top marks.Paul Mays top man, top coach, top organiser.

30th November

Harvey Wins

Our own Harvey Kemp won by a unanimous decision against a good kid tonight. St Paul’s coach Lynden Young was in his corner. Harvey was cheered on by his dad, ex-coach Wayne.

29th November

Signed Glove

A St Paul’s night wouldn’t be the same without a Luke cool hand Campbell MBE, 2012 Olympic gold medallist signed glove. Massive thanks goes out to him, not only for his support tonight but as our new Patron.

28th November


Message from coach, Paul Mays “I have kept this quiet but it’s time to tell all.I have a Joe Calzaghe MBE signed Lonsdale glove.Joe competed from 1993 to 2008. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine and lineal super-middleweight titles, and the Ring light-heavyweight title. 46-0 hall of Fame.I am donating this glove towards the auction, I obtained this personally many years ago for my son, Harrison. Joe, very kindly signed both gloves. Harrison has chosen to keep the right hand. Happy bidding Saturday guys.

26th November

Harvey Lambert following in Luke Campbell footsteps as he gets Great Britain place

On July 26th 2024 the world will be watching as athletes from across the world descend on France for the opening ceremony of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, or what will be known as the Paris Olympics. Inside the Stade de France that night will be the parade of athletes. Thousands of sportsmen and women from all four corners of the world sharing an Olympic dream with hope and expectation mixed with the excitement being an Olympian must surelybring.

It’s an image Hull’s Harvey Lambert can see clearly in his head having watched seven years ago when his St Paul’s Boxing Academy gym partner Luke Campbell walked into the Olympic Stadium in London, shouting “hello Hull” down the camera lenses to the watching world.Nine years after first stepping into a boxing club to begin his journey in the sport, the success of Campbell in winning Olympic gold had a big impression on the then 15-year-old Lambert.Childhood dreams had already given way to teenage hopes, but now as Campbell was proving, with dedication and a fair bit of talent, anything is possible.

When contemplating the legacy of the 2012 Games on Hull, Lambert is the poster boy for what those Games did.Fast forward seven years and the now 22-year-old scaffolder is following in Campbell’s footsteps having been selected to the Great Britain training squad. Life is about to change in a big way.“I’m officially living the dream now, it’s so exciting and I cannot wait to get started,” Lambert tells the Mail.“This is what I have wanted since I started boxing at the age of six. It’s been my dream and the past two years it’s been a genuine goal that I have done everything possible to achieve. I’m in touching distance now, but this is where the hard work really starts.”Finally winning selection after the latest series of three-day training camps with the Great Britain squad and coaches, Lambert has been named in the new Great Britain Podium Potential squad.The latest St Paul’s star from the club’s production line is in pole position to be GB’s 69kg representative, that’s welterweight in old money, at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
With arguably the world’s best amateur welterweight in Pat McCormack set to represent GB at next summer’s Tokyo Games, Lambert has been selected to the Podium Potential squad and not the Podium Squad which attends major tournaments, such as World Championships and Olympic Games.Commonwealth and European champion McCormack will leave his amateur days behind him following Tokyo 2020, opening the door for Lambert to step into the position as the man tasked with the responsibility of winning major medals.

That shouldn’t worry the Hull boxer, who this year alone has picked up a Three Nations gold medal as well as becoming the Elite ABA champion.“Pat will be going to the next Olympics, that’s for certain,” adds Lambert. “What’s important is I’m on the squad now and when he leaves next year I’ll make sure I’m ready to step in.“I’ve been pushing to get on the squad for a while now but after the latest two trials I felt like I’d done enough and on the back of the year I’ve had I was hopeful. But to finally get the news, it’s amazing, it’s what I’ve worked so hard for.”As part of the GB squad Lambert will relocate to Sheffield as a full-time athlete. His new home will be the world class facilities of the Sheffield Institute for Sport, also home to Anthony Joshua, whose coach Rob McCracken is head of British amateur boxing.

It means leaving his job at Tilson Scaffolding, who Lambert credits for playing a big role in enabling him to get this far after his employer did all they could to alter shifts and provide time off for the aspiring star to box wherever the next tournament took him.“It’s a great achievement from Harvey and his success is great for him, it’s great for the community and area, so we’ve always wanted to help him in any way we can,” says Jason Render from Tilson’s.Earning a Great Britain call-up means Lambert will be in pole position for the 2024 Olympics, but far from guarantees anything. His position will continually be assessed, the pressure to perform at major tournaments will increase and the first target won’t be Paris in just over four years, but the European and World Championships in 2021.It was a World Championship silver medal in Baku a year before the London games that assured Campbell of his Olympic place and propelled the southpaw into the limelight. Now Lambert is being tipped to follow suit.“I’m certain Harvey can achieve what Luke achieved, he’s one of the very best we’veever had,” says Lambert’s coach Mike Bromby, who knows a thing or two about producing champions.
The first goal realised and a dream being lived, Lambert is on the road to Paris.The journey will be long, troublesome and full of ups and downs, but with a steely determination and a glint in his eye, the likable boxer has what it takes to go all the way.

25th November Race Night


We thank you all. Your ongoing support is without saying phenomenal. All fundraisingproceeds go towards developing our community. A much-needed revamp where children and adults can enjoy keeping fit and improving their well-being. Leaving withsmiles and laughter.This Saturday 30th November we can all get together at the Pelican pub. Doors open at 7pm.

This will be a night to remember talked about for a long time. Let’s all have a bonanza of a night.

24th November

Sunday Young Guns

After an amazing skills day yesterday St Paul’s Sunday young guns showed how awesome they really are.Our Sunday champion is Jake. His confidence has leaped with also his 120% effort massive well-done young man.

23rd November

Skills on Show

In front of a packed crowd of proud family, parents and friends the young guns of St Paul’s put on a skills show second to none.Parent, Craig said What a great Skills afternoon down at St Paul’s for Owen and his Boxing teammates…Well done everyone that got in the ring and those that give up their free time to make it happen.”Mum, Jane, said “Fab afternoon at St. Paul’s. It was a great show. Thanks to all the coaches and Mike Bromby and of course the lovely lady’s on refreshments Danielle and Kerry”.

Head coach, Mike Bromby said “A community came together this afternoon and supported the young talent of the Academy. It may have been wet and cold outside, but in the St Paul’s Boxing Academy it was on fire with talent and always a warm welcome. Building character and friendships for life.

23rd November

St Paul’s On the Road

Coach, Darren Christie along with Lynden Young cornered two of our young stars tonight. Liv won a unanimous decision and has 4 wins in a row now.Danny lost on split points and boxed very well tonight. Any other night and he would have got the result. Two very good performances.19th NovemberBoom!Massive thanks to Tommy boom boom Coyle for donating a signed glove towards the race night auction. Cheers pal for your support.

13th November

Looking for Sponsors

Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “We have 8 races that require sponsors for our fund raising night.If you wish to sponsor a race or know anyone or companies that are willing to do so and help us out please get in touch.This is a great chance for cheap advertising as your company will be mentioned throughout the night and posters can be displayed.

Also to be part of helping a great charitable club with a bright future. Please help the young boxing stars of the future.Many thanks.”

12th November

Matt was delighted with the work put in tonight on the female only session. He said “They all smashed it tonight and as always the trained with smiles on their faces. When the last session began it was below zero outside, but it was 1000 degrees inside!!!10th NovemberKeeping up the RegimeCoach, Paul Mays was impressed with the commitment of the latest group of young guns who are preparing for a skills bout day in front of their parents, family and friends. Paul said “Today was a great day starting early with sparring, preparing these talented young guns ready for their skills bouts”.He went on to say “We finished a top day with the young guns learning, achieving and having fun, smiles for miles. He confirmed the Saturday double champ today is Jacob.

10th November

New coach Matt Arro is counting down the days to the next big fund-raising night taking place at the Pelican Public House on 30th November. He said “Not long now so start saving your pennies the kids can have 1 less present and the in-laws can go without this xmas. We already have 35-40 items on the raffle, 6 plus confirmed top auction items alongside our race night. It’s sure to be a great night with plenty to drink and an excuse for the St Paul’s family to get together.”Matt went on to say “Raffle tickets are now here for the race night. We have almost 40 prizes ranging from take away meals, acrylic nails and photography vouchers. Prices are £5 a strip of 5 tickets and can be obtained from me, Paul Mays, Craig Kent, and Danielle.

9th November

Coach Paul Mays made sure the female only session took place tonight even though we had to endure torrential rain sweeping across the City. Paul said “Torrential rain never stops these girls.Massive thanks to Mike who stepped up and helped me out taking the Male session topman”.

8th November

Date for your Diaries – 30th November Fund raising Race Night.

St Paul’s Boxing Academy is holding a fundraising race night on 30th November from 7pm at the Pelican Pub. As well as a fun night of racing there will be raffles and an auction. All funds raised will go towards new equipment for our Gym.Please come and help raise funds, have fun and support our young boxers’ futures.

6th November

Maddi hits the High Notes.

Our very own star, Maddi, travelled to Widnes and met fellow England squad member, and home boxer, Acasia Baron. Maddie, the two-time National Champion, showed no nerves and soon silenced her opponents many fans. Picking her punches, she totally dominated her highly rated opponent. The result was a thoroughly deserved unanimous decision. Coach, Lynden said afterward, “Been well impressed with Maddie for a while now, she’s come on another level and is a pleasure to train. Keep winning Maddie and that England vest will be yours.”
Head coach, Mike Bromby said “Great performance from Maddie today. I also want to say a special thanks to our dedicated coaches for all their hard work and dedication.”

4th November

Mike Begins New Role as Yorkshire Coach

“We are YORKSHIRE!” was the rallying call as our Head Coach, Mike took up his new position as Yorkshire Coach, working closely with Yorkshire Region to improve our budding talent.Mike said “I am very happy with the beginning of my role as Regional Coach. I have organised four squads and have ensured they have all been implemented simultaneously around Yorkshire. I want to thank all our talented coaches for giving their valuable time and experience to make the day a great success”. Mike went on to say the next squads will be held on Sunday 1st December.

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