Another season draws to an end..

As we cruise into the summer closed season, lets take a look back.

The word ‘eventful’ springs to mind. Club membership is at an all time high and the numbers have been drawn equally from our host college, the general community, and Get-Set-Go outreach projects.

In competitive terms, it was all about our rapidly improving middleweight Kwame ‘Sho-Time’ Boeteng.  Kwame travelled to America to box for a combined UK university team, and he beat a tough Washington cop. Takes some doing that!  He also boxed in a non-championship bout during the BUC’s tournament in Northumberland. Victory by unanimous decision, lovely stuff – It’s called a winning streak. Unfortunately, whilst in training for a bout in February, Kwame badly injured an ankle. The injury lingered, and we lost ‘Big Mo’ AKA momentum, such is boxing. He has, thankfully, recently returned to the gym. Our sole hope for the Haringey Box Cup Tournament, elite middleweight Amar Amieur, had to curtail his training and return home to France for personal reasons, we wish him well.

The Hammersmith Academy Team, have progressed in leaps and bounds this term. They are, as I write this, just days away from their Level One England Boxing examination, and after a whole term studying, we the coaching staff, are extremely confident of the outcome.

Big shout out here to Academy Head Coach Mickey ‘Head’ Hunter, he knows his onions does Mickey.

We have also developed a Hammersmith Club competition squad; two tasty southpaws; Rico Morris and Marvin Tancinco, 60kg and 64kg respectively, they’ll be grafting hard at the Linford Christie Stadium over the summer. It’s all about the trophies next season.

The highlight of this fantastic season, for me, was the Copper box Arena ring walk prior to the GB Lions V Cuba Domadores shoot-out. I went home buzzing, despite the fact that Team GB got hammered on the night.

Another big shout out here to club founder, 24/7 grafter; Richard Powers – many thanks for everything.

And here’s to Jenny ‘Admin’ Hunter who’s work behind the scenes has been invaluable, again, many thanks.

Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to The Linford Christie Stadium we go, sprints, sprints and more sprints.

Like i said, it’s all about the trophies next season.

See you there..

Keep punching, good things will happen

– Douggie