The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (HOP) was celebrating this weekend after two of their senior boxers scooped Gold Medals in this year’s European tournament the Harringay Cup held in Alexander Palace London. HOP boxer and Portsmouth University Student 20 year old Camille Docoutamany beat Vesna Kocoska Earlsfield ABC, England International), in a all action final, Camille picked her punches in the first round to sound her opponent out, then from instruction from HOP Coach Colin Williams, she took it to her opponent with some very ferocious attacks, Camille’s non stop pace won her a unanimous decision of the judges. HOP club mate and another Portsmouth University Student Ryan also picked up a gold Medal after beating Norway International Sondre Wold Trondheim (Norwegian International. Again another tough and fast paced bout, Ryan used his height and reach advantage to keep the aggressive Norway International at bay and then after expert advice from his coach Yinka Bello, moved in to win a unanimous point’s win over the four rounds of boxing.
HOP Head Coach of Senior boxers, Colin Williams said “I am very proud of both the boxers, they did very well, they listened to what they were told and worked very hard to win their Gold Medal”.
HOP Boss “Q” Shillingford commented “again the bar has been lifted Camille Docoutamy joined HOP two seasons ago, for her to win a Gold medal at the Harrigay Cup at the open division is a fantastic feat and she can be very proud, HOP have big plans for both Ryan and Camille for next season, what they have proved by winning this European tournament is that we are on the right track and can mix it at national and international level, how far they go in their boxing is up to them. The HOP coaches have done a great job in their boxers preparation.
Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy will be running the yearly Summer Boxing Camp, open to all youngsters from the age of 5yrs – 16yrs starting from Monday 26th July 2010 through to Friday 27th August 2010, sessions run as follows:
Monday – Friday
10:00 – 11:005 – 7 yr olds
11:00 – 12:008 – 10 yr olds
12:00 – 13:0011 – 13 yr olds
13:00 – 14:0014 – 16 yr olds
The National Boxing Awards takes a boxer from walking into a school (after school club) or the local boxing gym, knowing nothing about boxing to getting into the ring for their first bout. For further information regarding Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy and the GB National Boxing Awards Scheme, log onto www.boxingawards.co.uk
The HOP “Summer Boxing Camp” will be run at the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy at St Luke’s Sports Centre, Greetham Street, for further information and to book your young person onto the “Summer Boxing Camp” please call Boxing Camp Bookings (Liz) on 07904 596687 or email email@example.com