Date for your Diary
St Pauls AGM
St Pauls Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 15th November at 7pm. All members of the gym are invited to attend. The agenda will include confirmation of the Management Committee, update on the road to becoming a charity, and confirming the accounts.
Morrison’s Bag pack
The young guns of ST Pauls Academy turned out for the second time in a month to raise funds not only for the club abut for the Kids Cancer Charity.
Mike Bromby said he was pleased yet again to see the youngsters of the Academy raising funds and being part of the bigger picture. He said “This is great character building and teaches youngsters about respect and being part of the wider community.”
Howden Rotary Club Cycle Ride
There was a great turn out of St Pauls Academy boxers, family and friends to take part in the Howden Rotary Club Cycle Ride in aid of raising funds towards the refurbishment of the gym. On a wet Sunday morning everyone lined up to do their bit to help raise funds. Many sponsorship forms had been completed.
Head Coach, Mike Bromby, said “The cycle ride has been so well organised by the Rotary Club to who we are very grateful for their support. The turnout is more than I expected. Individuals rode whatever miles they were comfortable with up to 25.”
Luke Campbell earns shot at WBC Lightweight Title
St Pauls very own Luke Campbell has secured a shot at the WBC lightweight title after winning his rematch with Yvan Mendy, avenging the first of his two professional defeats.
In his first fight under new trainer Shane McGuigan he produced a significantly improved performance on that in December 2015, when he unexpectedly lost to the Frenchman.
This time securing a unanimous decision.
The three ringside judges for the WBC title eliminator at Wembley Stadium scored him a winner via scores of 119-109, 118-111 and 116-112.
The fight unfolded in a similar manner to their first meeting, with Mendy looking to control the bout.
Yet Luke boxed happily off the back-foot and wore Mendy down with clever counter-punching to take an early lead.
Luke steadily built on his lead as the fight progressed, with Mendy offering little going forward through the middle rounds.
The 33-year-old showed more aggression in round 11 but Campbell rode it out and saw himself home for an impressive victory.
Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “Luke’s dad would have been proud of this excellent performance. He is an excellent role model not only for youngsters at the gym but to the city of Hull”
Bep Van Klaveren Boxing Tournament
A strong team of 6 St. Paul’s boxers were included in a Yorkshire squad that visited Holland to compete in the above tournament.
To start off Joe Young won a hard bout against a very strong opponent with a unanimous points decision, then Ciaran Turner boxed well to outpoint his opponent with great counter punching. Cory Palmer boxed great on the back foot drawing his opponent on to take another win. Then Kyle Durnian gave a very good strong performance to command his fight, after Cal Turner boxed in and out of range to frustrate his opponent. Finally, Jakob Dzowich boxed a close and skilful bout but unfortunately lost on a split decision.
It was 5/6 for St Paul’s on the day and we won the Bep Van Klaveren shield for the best all round team performance.
Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “The whole trip and bonding as a team was a superb experience for all the boxers, each one conducted themselves impeccably throughout the trip “
Coach Lynden Young said “I would just like to thank the Dutch for their hospitality which was absolutely superb, it was a brilliant trip “
After the tournament all the boxers visited various gyms and also attractions in Rotterdam and everybody enjoyed the culture and hospitality.
Morrisons Bag Pack
Once again the young guns of St Pauls Boxing Academy have done their bit for the community. During a bag pack at the local Morrisons Super Store they raised a magnificent £892. The money raised was shared 50/50 between raising funds to pay towards the upcoming trip to Holland and a local charity for young lives fighting cancer.
Head Coach, Mike Bromby said “Once again our youngsters and their families have shown that they care not just about themselves but about the community in which they live. They are an absolute credit to their families and to the gym. They should be proud of their achievements.”