Student Crowned National Boxing Champion
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Earlier this month, Alfie was crowned National Champion at the England Boxing National Schools Championships held in Banbury.
The Championships have been running for a century and give young boxers their first taste of competitive action on the national stage. The competition is open to male and female boxers aged 12, 13 or 14 in weight categories ranging from Under 28kg to Over 90kg (males) and Under 28kg to Under 72kg (females).
To prepare for the prestigious competition, our dedicated young boxer trained five to six days a week at the local club Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy. Having won his semi-final on Saturday 14th May, Alfie progressed to the final the following day where he took home the crown for the 43-44.5kg weight category.
Testament to his talent, Alfie has also been selected for the England Boxing Talent Pathway, a scheme run by England’s boxing coaches. As part of this, Alfie will attend school's Academy days at the GB boxing gym in Sheffield. Whilst there, he will get the chance to hone in and showcase his boxing abilities to be in with a chance of selection for international competitions, including the European Championships in Turkey this August.