Dozens of supporters attended the annual end of season awards at the Crawley Boxing Club gym on Sunday - with top prospect Manny Ally bagging a hat-trick of trophies.
The Broadfield boxer won the Roger Pearce Points Cup, for most wins in a season, the George Carslake Cup for Most Improved Senior, and also bagged the Senior Boxer’s boxer award voted for by his team mates.
Head of the Sussex Boxing Association and former Crawley Town FC goalkeeper Eddie Bryant was on hand to present the trophies to the boxers.
In the Junior section Jay WATKINS rounded off a great debut season by winning the Junior Boxer’s Boxer award and Junior Club Captain.
Not to be outdone by his older brother, Jude Watkins won the ‘Progress Award’ for the Under 11’s and will be moving into the junior ranks next season. Nine year old Harry Parsons, from Three Bridges, won the Under 11’s class boxer’s boxer award with Lucas Noel winning the ‘Attitude and Effort’ trophy.
James Verbeeten, who has taken on the role of matchmaker, won the Manager’s award for outstanding contribution.
Club chairman Rees Hopcraft said: “The club is going from strength to strength and next season will be better than ever. We have great teams at all levels and there is a huge feeling of camaraderie in the club. It humbles me that everyone involved in this club gives up their time for the love of the sport and the young people of Crawley.”
Other award winners: Juniors:
Coaches Award - Louie Hopcraft and Josh Limbachia; Best Junior Newcomer - James King; Most Improved Junior - Owen Bryant; Junior Club Boy - Sulman Mirza; The Paul Parsons Memorial Trophy for the Junior Boxer of the Year - Amman Ali Khan; Best Senior Newcomer - Carl Tudor; Senior Club Boy - Sher Khan; Secretary’s Cup for Best Female - Kirsty Skingle; Geoff Hopcraft Cup for most promising senior - Callum McCrossen; Len Nugent Cup for Best Senior - Peter Murphy; Alf Bastin Shield for Club Captain - Sam Northcott
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