Stars of season get their awards

Toby Salmon receives his shield from George Doolen at West Hill ABC's annual end-of-season presentation night
Toby Salmon receives his shield from George Doolen at West Hill ABC's annual end-of-season presentation night

Hastings West Hill Amateur Boxing Club held its annual end-of- season presentation evening last Friday at The Silverhill Club.

The evening was well-attended by boxers and coaches past and present, as well as families and friends of the club. Lots of awards were given out to the boxers, as listed below.

Award winners: minor boxer - Elliott Hedger; junior club boy - Richard Harffey; furthest junior in the national championships - Toby Salmon; most improved junior - Tommy Lee; best junior performance - Will Badrock; most promising junior - Ethan Salmon; best junior - Toby Salmon; best junior bout - Toby Salmon; senior club man - Ben White; furthest senior in a national championship - Belinda Skinner; most promising senior - Brandon Davies; best senior bout - Ben White; most courageous senior - Barry Farthing; best senior performance - Rhys Verlander; most improved senior - Carmine Di Paolo; senior boxer - Shaun Attrell.

West Hill boxers also chose Rhys Verlander to become the new club captain, replacing Steve Garlick, who has done a great job over the past few years.

The club would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts and looks forward to the new season starting in September when there will be a bigger stable of boxers thanks to some great talent emerging through the junior ranks.

A club spokesman said: “West Hill is definitely on the ascendancy and the next crop of boxers coming through will only add to what is already an impressive team we have here.”

Anybody who would like to have a go at the sport and get super fit at the same time is welcome to come along to West Hill’s beginner sessions every Wednesday evening. Check out the Whitefriars Road-based club’s Facebook page for further details.