England’s junior boxers come to town

England youth boxers and coaches came to Aylesbury Boxing Club
England youth boxers and coaches came to Aylesbury Boxing Club
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Aylesbury Boxing Club hosted the England Junior Squad at their Bessemer Crescent training facility last weekend.

The squad consisted of 15 selected champions from around the English boxing regions.

Three England coaches were on hand to put the young boxers through their paces and shared teaching principles with the Aylesbury coaches.

The two-hour session consisted of pad work, technical sparing and conditioning.

Aylesbury coach Sol Khan said it was a ‘real coup’ to get the England squad to train at their gym.

“Aylesbury Boxing Club are finally getting the recognition they deserve,” he said.

“We have a fine facility which through generous grants from The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust and the hard work of our volunteer staff we have been able to turn into a regional showcase gym.”

The England coaches commended the clubs ethos as a community hub and stayed after the session to share their experiences with the staff.

Meanwhile, Aylesbury’s own Sam Fitzgerald, who is chasing a spot in the national squad, has been putting his own title aspirations to the test in the ABA championships at Berrensfield ABC.

It proved to be bitter-sweet, though, as his opponent failed to show, giving Fitzgerald a bye to the quarter-finals. Aylesbury Boxing Club’s Chris Carr said: “It is frustrating that weeks of hard work for Sam will be in vain, however we must walk away with the positives and keep Sam focused for the quarter final.”