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Trio of trophies for Tommy


By Sport Diss


Celebration was the order of the day at Attleborough Boxing Club last Friday as the organisation combined its 10-year anniversary festivities with their presentation evening.

Tommy Fletcher (3242333)
Tommy Fletcher (3242333)

Current and former boxers, as well as members, coaches, sponsors, committee members and supporters were all in attendance at the event, which was hosted at Connaught Hall.

There was also a special guest, namely Billy Bird, who is the current Southern Area champion and will be boxing for the English Title in September.

Norwich-based Bird helped to give out the awards, three of which were won by club star Tommy Fletcher.

The youngster, who was crowned England Boxing National Junior champion earlier this year, was named the Junior Boxer, Boxers’ Boxer and Head Coach’s Boxer of the Year.

The other award winners were: Billy Elderfield (Little Rocky of the Year), Isabell Price (Most Improved Schools), Rocky Johnstone (Schools Boxer), Owen Bolingbroke (Most Improved Junior and Determined To Succeed), Lewis Nagle (Most Improved Youth), Ray Firth (Most Improved Senior), Connor Holloway (Senior Boxer), Devon Lockwood (Home Boxer of the Season), Heidi Nagle (Star Of The Ladies) and Rocky Dean (Clubman).

The club also recognised those that have given five or more years’ service by making them life presidents.

They were: Abigail

Dennis, Harold Wilson,

Jeremy Burton, Jon Dennis, Liz Wilson, Martin Lancaster, Mel Dennis, Pam Riley, Peter Neal, Richard Caston, Robert Softley and Shirley Caston.

Colin Kilby, who recently stepped down as chairman of the club due to work commitments, was also given a tribute and certificate of appreciation for all of his work, especially concerning sponsorship and the organisation of the May Dinner Shows, held at Wymondham.

l Coach Alan Friedman will be running 100 kilometres on August 4, to raise funds that will help give more children opportunities in sport through Attleborough Boxing Club.

Friedman can be

sponsored by visiting: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/100kmforthekids



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