As always within the family of St Pauls Boxing Academy, November has been a very busy month. Here is just a snapshot of what we have been doing.
Coach, Paul Mays, heaps praise on the young guns that turn up for training every Saturday morning with the “Young Guns” session. This session is fully established now and is a major part in the development of the young talent within St Paul’s Academy. Paul said, “The youngsters love the session and love showing their parents what they can do. It is an absolute pleasure to coach them and watch them develop”
Finals for Harvey
Following on from his impressive win on the 18th November, Harvey continues his journey. He is through to the National Finals after a hard fought bout.
Harvey Lambert does the business
Today saw a great win for Harvey in the National Championships. Coach Jimmy Stevenson said, “This win is the culmination of all the training and dedication that Harvey puts in, day in and day out”.
There is only one Tash Taylor!
On the road again Tash Taylor proves her ability as she wins yet again, this time in Sheffield. Mike Bromby said, “Tash is having an excellent season and is improving all the time. We are very proud of her at the gym. She is not only a talented boxer but she is a role model for young and aspiring boxers within the gym.”
St Paul’s young guns took part in an afternoon of skills bouts arranged at the Eastside Boxing Academy. All the youngsters did themselves, their club and their parents proud during this entertaining afternoon.
Have gloves will travel
We all know this saying and once again St Paul’s boxers proved their skill whilst out on the road in Bishop Aukland. We enjoyed two top class wins this evening from Scott Miller and Ciaran Turner. Coaches Darren Christie and Kev Docwra travelled with and cornered for the two young guns.
St Paul’s Annual General Meeting
The St Paul’s AGM took place on the 15th November and was attended by not only General Committee members but also representatives from parents, young boxers and coaches.
The AGM re-elected the current general management Committee on an interim basis pending the gym becoming a charity and the Board of Trustees taking the club forward.
In addition to this decision being made the AGM also agreed to appoint Lynden Young to the position of Boxing Development Officer with responsibility to work closely with the Head Coach and Competition Secretary, Mike Bromby. Emma Jenkins was appointed to the position of Parent representative. The Chair of the Committee wished both individuals well in their new roles.
The minutes and accounts are available for all members to see on the notice board in the gym.
Celebration at the Gym for Tyler
Tyler Gott received a standing ovation when he entered the gym following his Yorkshire Belt win. Coach, Lynden Young said, “Tyler is a smashing young man and a credit to both the gym and his family”.
Preparing for the Nationals
St Paul’s star, Harvey Lambert enjoyed some excellent sparring at the St Pauls Boxing Gym in preparation for the National Finals. Coach, Jimmy Stevenson said, “Harvey is in great shape and is really looking forward to his next chapter”
Yorkshire Select V Holland Select
The Dutch team arrived into Hull ready for the fundraising fight night aimed at raising funds for the St Pauls refurbishment fund. All proceeds raised from the night will be donated to the fund.
It turned out to be a cracking night of boxing which was fully appreciated by all who had bought tickets for this historic event. Boxers from all over Yorkshire competed alongside boxers from St Pauls.
Head Coach Mike Bromby said, “We are very proud to have hosted this event and look forward to being invited over to Holland for a return.”
St Paul’s Boxing Academy opens up a crowd funding page aimed at raising £10,000 for new changing facilities as part of the overall refurbishment of the gym planned for next year. The crowd funding page is in partnership with Sport England who have already pledged £100,000 grant for the project. In addition they have agreed that if St Pauls can raise £5,000 through a crowd funding page they will match fund the amount. On launching the page Mike Bromby said “The St Paul’s Boxing Club was founded 70 years ago and would it not be incredible for this true community institution to be renovated so 1000,s more of our city’s people can enjoy its success for the next 70 years. Our plans are also to have a lift installed so everybody can use the building and facilities. Parkinson’s, autism, dementia…. the gym and support staff are here to assist all!
Please support us by donating to the crowd funding page. Thank you.”
A packed gym engaged in a mammoth session during which all members were pushed to their limits by head coach Mike Bromby, ably assisted by coaches Darren Christie and Lynden Young.
Planning for the month
Here is a list of some of the trips to be attended by St. Paul’s boxing academy during November!
Sheffield, Manchester, Derbyshire, Tyne & wear, York, Birmingham, Kettering, Bolton and another home show.
Busy gym breeding success no padded records only real champs that travel.
Coach, Lynden Young, accompanied a number of youngsters to the Yorkshire camp today. Such experience is vital in the development of boxing talent within the gym. Lynden told the youngsters that it is an opportunity for them to learn new skills and to meet other boxers from around the Yorkshire Region. He said it was a pleasure and each and every one of them did St Paul’s proud.
New month another win for Tash
Tash had to dig deep to get the win over a tough experienced girl yesterday. It was a gritty performance and lots to work. This is a great start to the season. Coach Darren Christie said, Tash showed true grit today and came away with the win. She is so dedicated and it was this dedication that got her through the bout. Great result.”