Club marks another successful season

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Bridlington Amateur Boxing Club have had a very successful season once again.

The very strong team of 17 boxers have, between them, had 103 contests throughout the last season and have walked away with 59 wins, with Tom Hebden reaching the Yorkshire Novice Final.

Four boxers entered the Junior ABAs where Liam Bowtell boxed in the Yorkshire final and Kier Herrgesell reached the National Pre-Quarter Final stage.

Aaron Boyes got to the National Quarter Final, as well as boxing for an England select squad against a team from Australia, where he was victorious, and Zac Stabler reached the National Finals as well as going on to win a bronze medal while representing England at a Tri Nations tournament.

Darren Boyes reached the National Finals of the CYP Ambition Championships, as well as having trials with the England squad.

Head coach Damien Grant said: “It has been a busy year with our boxers travelling the length and breadth of the country. Over the course of a 40-week season we have travelled 8,800 miles to get to 50 different away shows, some as far away as South Wales.

“All of our boxers have trained really hard, sometimes up to six nights a week and there are some real prospects coming through at the moment.

“Over the last three years our gym has turned out four national finalists, two national champions, and won a gold, silver and bronze medal at Tri Nations tournaments.

“The boxers are all now fully rested and ready to prepare for the new season with the annual training camp coming up this weekend.

“We have got some lads with vast experience in the gym as well as some great new prospects beginning to show through.”

The club currently has 17 carded boxers: Tom Boyes, James Precious, Adam Church, Harvey Rowe, Billy Gibson, Ben Malone, Leah Smith, Charlotte Jarvis, Tom Hebden, Kier Herrgesell, Zac Stabler, Aaron Boyes, Roan Stanley, Darren Boyes, Liam Bowtell, Shane Green and Paul Dean.

“This number has a very real chance of increasing over the summer with some of the younger boxers really beginning to show some promise,” added Grant.

The club thanked everyone who has helped over the last season, all the coaches and volunteers, anyone who supported the boxing shows and all sponsors, in particular the club’s main sponsor Bob Stabler and Sons Skip Hire.