Welwyn Garden City Boxing Club members honoured

PUBLISHED: 09:30 08 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 08 August 2013

Kyran O'Neill receives the Martin Calvert Trophy from Martin's brother Steve Calvert (Pictures by Jenny Anderson)

Kyran O'Neill receives the Martin Calvert Trophy from Martin's brother Steve Calvert (Pictures by Jenny Anderson)

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WELWYN Garden City Boxing Club held their end of season presentation evening at WGC Football Club.

Kyran O’Neill was the main winner of the night as he scooped two awards.

As well as picking up the Harry Goodwin Trophy after being named Best Boxer of the Year, O’Neill bagged the most coveted award of the night - The Martin Calvert Trophy.

Martin, who was the founder of the club and hugely respected in the local area, sadly died last year.

The award was presented to Kyran by Martin’s brother, Steve Calvert.

While it was a night of celebrations highlighting the talent within the Hollybush Lane-based club, it was also tinged with sadness that Martin wasn’t be there to join in.

Coach Darren Day said: “This has been a very difficult season for everyone involved in the club following the loss of Martin but we would like to thank all of our supporters, the parents of the boxers, coaches.

“We are now looking forward to moving into a new gym which is due to be built shortly as well as our first dinner show which will be held at Tewin Bury Farm on Saturday, November 2.”

The club would like to thank all the coaches; Russell Kane, Shane Lucas, Harry Carrick, Simon Jarrard, Barry Hope, Paul Cook, Andy Geal, Steve Calvert and Harry Goodwin.

Here is a list of winners on the night:

Juniors: The John Hope trophy for the Most Improved Junior - Jack Matthews; The Best Bout Trophy - Charlie Matthews; The Harry Lucas Trophy for the Best Club Boxer - Adam Keating and Tyler Montague; The Boxers Boxer (chosen by their team mates) - William McLelland; The Harry Goodwin Trophy for the Best Junior Boxer - Ross Driscoll

Seniors: The John Hope Trophy for the Most Improved Senior - James O’Keefe; The Best Bout Trophy - Jez Smith; The Harry Lucas Trophy for the Best Club Boxer - Jade Phypers; The Boxers Boxer (chosen by their team mates) - Andy Francis; The Harry Goodwin Trophy for the Best Senior Boxer - Kyran O,Neill.


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