Success Stories

Lots of Awards and Medals for members of HOP Boxing Academy for all levels and abilities

HOP ladies smashing the sessions at Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy.  Ladies, learning how to box through the GB Boxing Awards programme

HOP Ladies session completing their Preliminary, Standard and Bronze Awards.

HOP Ladies session in full effect this morning. Lots of Boxing Awards Medals & Certificates being presented. Very proud of ladies who have been in the gym 2/3 times a week. Over the last few months. Getting fitter, whilst learning a new sport. They all now want to do a Boxing Tutor Course.  So they can teach other ladies and the young people in the gym. Well done ladies.   Get involved in your local community’s boxing club.  Get fit, lose weight and make new friends.  Boxing is key when it comes to Developing confidence, courage and higher self esteem. 👊🏾💥  

Don’t Think You Can, Know You Can 👊🏾💥

Also well done to this young lady.  Preliminary Award & now Standard Award complete. Now on to the Bronze Award next. Great achievement. We are all very proud of you. #dontthinkyoucanknowyoucan 👊🏾💥

HOP Coach Q Shillingford MBE represents his country In European Championship 2017

Team England at the European Championship 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Coach Q Shillingford quoted “In life you get lots of “Time and a Place” situations & memories.  European Championship, Sofia, Bulgaria was the “Place” and it was Team England’s “Time”. The coaching team & team manager were on point.  Looked after all of the “Pride” of England to the last detail.  The athletes were professional throughout the tournament.  Gaining massive respect from other national teams and officials.  It was Great to catch up with former GB coach Terry Edwards as well. it’s, 40 years I have been in the sport of boxing as an athlete and coach. After watching these young people/athletes give there all, over this past week. The Sweat,blood and tears, celebrations and heart breaks. You realise how proud you are to be involved in such a fantastic sport. I feel so honoured to be part England Boxing and this amazing team” 👊🏾💥


Former World Title holder and Boxing Legend Nigel Benn visits Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy

Boxing Legend and Former World Title Holder – Nigel Benn leading a great session at the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy. He impacted on everyone in the gym. Great day.   After the session, Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy received a surprise gift for support of boxing legend Nigel Benn in Portsmouth from G M Promotions.  Thank you very much to Nigel Benn for the signed golden glove, what a legend and great motivational speaker.   The pleasure was all ours.  Don’t Think You Can, Know You Can 👊🏾💥

Nigel Benn leading a great session at the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy

Great to meet legend Nigel Ben last night. He is a very good public speaker

Portsmouth News Article on Nigel Benn’s visit to Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy

Good luck Messages for Rory Gallagher’s Wish to Walk

All Team HOP ladies session wishing Rory, the best of luck on his mission Rory Gallagher’s Wish to Walk lots of mum’s in the club are very proud of you and your family.  We wish you all the very best.  Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy are all wearing the wrist bands and Boxing Awards will be sending a donation to support this beautiful little boy’s cause.  HOP and Boxing Awards are proud to be part of Team Rory.   Don’t Think You Can, Know You Can 👊🏾💥

HOP Ladies Session

HOP Minnows session

Dwaynamics and Lambeth Borough Police Launched the New Knife Crime Strategy whilst making the difference through Boxing using the GB Boxing Awards Programme

Proud to meet the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today at Dwaynamics in Angel Town, Brixton London at the launching of a new tough and comprehensive plan to tackle knife crime.  Lots of emotions and positive thinking towards the growing Knife Crime problems. I’m honoured to present the GB Boxing Awards at the event and deliver a boxing Padwork demonstration.   Thumbs up and well done to Lambeth Borough Police, Dwaynamics and its founder Lorraine Jones for changing their community from within using the GB  Boxing Awards non contact boxing programme to engage the youth of Brixton.  Dwayne would have been so proud of your achievements today.  Don’t Think You Can, Know you Can! 👊🏾💥


Launching of the New Knife Crime Strategy at Dwaynamics with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick

Coach Q Shillingford with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at the Launching of the New Knife Crime Strategy at Dwaynamics

England Boxing High Performance Coach Q Shillingford with Dwaynamics Founder Pastor Lorraine Jones & MET Detective Superintendent Sean Oxley leading the way in community partnership in the heart of Brixton.


Coach Q Shillingford talking about the difference Dwaynamics make to the community of Brixton and Lambeth and the importance of keeping the youngsters engage and active through the GB Boxing Awards.

HOP Boxers Sonny Driscol & Lloyd Farrington at England Boxing Training Camp

Sonny and Lloyd at England Boxing Training Squad

HOP Boxers Sonny Driscol and Lloyd Farrington 

Well done to HOP Boxers Sonny Driscol & Lloyd Farrington today at England Boxing Training Camp. Lots of sparring and tech work. Both represented the club very well and made their mark on the national scene. We are all proud of you gents. Don’t think you can, know you can! 👊🏾💥

Youngsters at Saturday Club working towards their GB Boxing Awards Programme

Great Saturday Club again.  Young kids getting fit and learning to box and going for their GB Boxing Awards 🥇

Well done to everyone that took part!

HOP Boxers Ahmed and Walid Adenas at World Refugee Day

Nice report on The Portsmouth News about the celebration of Word Refugee week.  Success of people in the community, making the most of life.

Inspiring time at the Refugee Week Celebration in the city of Portsmouth. Hosted by the Red Cross, The aim to highlight asylum seekers positive contributions in the communities and encourage a better understanding between communities.  Ahmed & Walid are both national level boxers and aiming very high in the sport.  To see these young men, after what they have been through is an incredible story. It was an honour to be asked to speak with these fine young men. 👊🏾💥


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