Big night for Sandygate

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BURNLEY’S Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club held its annual awards night at Rosegrove Unity’s WMC recently.

And a bumper crowd saw the club honour its talented pugilistic participants.

Hosted by Burnley’s coach of the year Nik Tucker, and with unbeaten Sandygate old boy, Colne’s Shayne “The Pain” Singleton on hand to give out the trophies, it was a night to remember.

All boxers who boxed for the club were handed a DVD of all their bouts as well as a CD with pictures of them in action.

Up and Coming Awards were given to Burnley’s R. Jackson (11), B. Stokes (9), L. Lalor (10), T. Stokes (13), C. Rainey (15), B. Hartley (14), T. Abbot (15) and J. Davies (14).

Bout-of-the-Year went to ABA Minor’s National finalist James ‘Kimbo’ Kimberley, 12, after he won the North West title in style against Moss Side’s A.Maiki,

Most improved was Clitheroe’s Alfie “Pit-Bull” Wardle, 15, with the Ribblesdale student improving after every contest.

Boxer-of-the-Year was bestowed on Nelson’s Charlie “Chav King” Martin, 14, for a great understanding of the noble art.

The Bob Rosbotham Trophy went to Colne’s popular Joe “Butcher” Bisset, 15, the Fisher More pupil’s attitude and dedication to training throughout the season setting a real example.

The Holmes Street Club now look forward to the coming season with Reece “Rocky” Jackson, 11, already matched in Liverpool.

The club hold sessions for 7-10-year-olds, 11-15 and 16-adult priced from £1-50, and for more details, contact Tucker on 07855505719.