Weeks of training pay big dividends for Kingfishers

ON Sunday, 26 boxers from the Great Yarmouth Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club were assessed on their ability for the ABA bronze, silver and gold awards after completing a gruelling and intensive eight-week course.

Ten Kingfisher coaches, all qualified to a minimum of full coach status, assisted with the assessments and were all delighted with the results.

Eleven boxers achieved the bronze award with excellent scores ranging from 73 to 89 per cent. Seven boxers achieved the silver award with excellent scores ranging from 78 to 90 per cent. Eight boxers achieved the gold award with excellent scores ranging from 83 to 94 per cent.

Bronze awards were awarded to Josh Mace, Alex Gibbs Mannall, Harley Golder, Kiel Barber, Jack Clements, Ryan Hendly, Liam Boylan, Liam Reynolds, Ralph Skeet, Daniel Gibson and Daniel Brown.

Silver awards went to Billy Potter, Ben Dugdale, Toby Oliver, Richard Burton, Nico Adams, Kyle Crux and Todd Davidson.

Gold awards went to Curtis Williams, Jack Butcher, Stevie Crumpton, Dean Tovell, Sam Halms, Henri Potter, Liam Goddard and Paulius Maciulevicius.

Club secretary, chairman and coach Glen Miller said: “Our club is going from strength to strength. Our new coaching team and structure is stronger than ever and the atmosphere in the gym is electric.

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“The boxers performed to an extremely high standard and we are all looking forward to another successful season starting mid-September.”

“Our new gym – aided by a generous �70,000 grant from the ABA of England and Sports England, is located on Riverside Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. The gym is complete with excellent facilities and equipment.”

He said: “Kingfisher ABC are holding an open day on Saturday, August 20 from 1-4pm for everyone to have a look at what we do.”

For further details call Glen on 07795 261714 or Tye on 07786 375686.